I always thought the main source of Arsenic Poisoning was from Treated Pine furniture and patios. It seems I was wrong. Research has come to light that chickens contain high levels of Arsenic.
Arsenic is a deadly poison. You simply don’t want it in your body. It leaves to breakdown of your brain, and eventually death!
Arsenic Can Cause Serious Damage or Even Death
Symptoms of arsenic poisoning begin with headaches, confusion and drowsiness. As the poisoning develops, convulsions and changes in fingernail pigmentation may occur. When the poisoning becomes acute, symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting, blood in the urine, cramping muscles, hair loss, stomach pain, and more convulsions. The organs of the body that are usually affected by arsenic poisoning are the lungs, skin, kidneys, and liver. The final result of arsenic poisoning is coma or death.
According to Wikipedia, “Arsenic
poisoning kills by allosteric inhibition of essential metabolic enzymes, leading to death from multi-system organ failure. It primarily inhibits enzymes that require lipoic acid as a cofactor, such as pyruvate and alpha-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase. Because of this, substrates before the dehydrogenase steps accumulate, such as pyruvate (and lactate). It particularly affects the brain, causing neurological disturbances and death”.
So What of Chickens?
The Organic Consumers Association in the US published the following information on a study of chickens.
“Minneapolis Brand name chicken products sold in American supermarkets and fast food restaurants are widely contaminated with arsenic, according to independent test results released today by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).
Testing of 155 samples from uncooked supermarket chicken products found 55 percent carried detectable arsenic. Arsenic was more than twice as prevalent in conventional brands of supermarket chicken as in certified organic and other ³premium² brands. All 90 fast food chicken products tested by IATP also contained detectable arsenic. The full report can be read at: www.iatp.org.
Arsenic in chicken meat appears closely linked to the decades-old practice of intentionally and routinely putting arsenic into chicken feed. At least 70 percent of U.S. broiler chickens have been fed arsenic, according to estimates.
³Adding arsenic to chicken feed is a needless and ultimately avoidable practice that only exposes more people to more of this ancient poison,² said Dr. David Wallinga, a physician, author of Playing Chicken: Avoiding Arsenic in Your Meat, and director of IATP¹s Food and Health program”.
Ref: Consumers Beware: Dangerous Levels of Arsenic Found in Non-Organic Chicken, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy, 2006
Who Died From Arsenic Poisoning?
Famous people who died from this were Napoleon and George II of England. Our most famous Australian Horse, Phar Lap was killed in the US using Arsenic.
What You Can do To Prevent this
There is good news in all of this. I can’t guarantee that you won’t be exposed to Arsenic or other Heavy Metals in the food you eat. Personally we eat little chicken and then only organic because we know some of the many dangers. Recently a study was published proving that our Activated Liquid Zeolite safely removes Arsenic and other Heavy Metals from the body so we don’t have to suffer any of these things. I take it daily and will until there is something better.
For Arsenic, the recommended medical treatment causes hypertension and other challenges. This is always the problem with medication. The cure can often be more dangerous than the disease. Aren’t we lucky that the Zeolite study shows no disruption to their body process while removing dangerous heavy metals!
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