Chickens that are in the process of cultivation, a preparation containing arsenic, which influenced the content in the meat of a higher level of inorganic arsenic, a well-known carcinogen, get on the tables of consumers, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Center of the Johns Hopkins' Dignified Future"at the Higher School of Health Bloomberg.
This is the first study that shows the concentrations of the specific forms of arsenic (e.g., inorganic arsenic as compared with other forms) in meat, which is sold at retail, and first compares concentrations in accordance with the fed whether bird preparations containing arsenic in the processits cultivation.The results indicate that the use of arsenic for growing chickens is a risk to public health and indicate that the FDA is responsible for monitoring the use of drugs in animal feed, and according to experts, it must prohibit the use of arsenic.
The study was published online today in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectiv
Preparations based on arsenic have been used in the poultry industry for decades.Preparations containing arsenic have been approved for fast growth and improving pigmentation of poultry meat.It is also approved for the treatment and prophylaxis of parasites in poultry.In 2010, industry representatives estimated that 88 percent of the approximately nine billion chickens that are grown for human consumption, obtained roksarson.In July 2011, Pfizer voluntarily withdrew roksarson sales.The company Pfizer, still sells in the country, a drug containing arsenic, called nitarson that its chemical composition is similar to roksarson.Currently there is no law prohibiting the sale or use of drugs containing arsenic in feed additives for poultry.
Lead author Kywe Nachman, Ph.D., said: "The suspension of sales roksarsona - a good sign, in the short term, but it is not an option.We hope that this study will convince the FDA to ban the drug, and withdrawal of its sales in the market on an ongoing basis. "
Chronic exposure to inorganic arsenic is a cause of lung cancer, bladder cancer and skin and has been associated with other diseases as well as heart disease, the occurrence of type 2 diabetes, cognitive deficits and adverse pregnancy outcomes.According to the National program of health checks and nutrition, about 75 percent of the population regularly eat chicken.
FDA has not established safety standards for inorganic arsenic in food, although it is a short time in 2011, has offered to significantly reduce the concentration of arsenic, less than 1 microgram per kilogram of meat.The level of inorganic arsenic found in the meat, which was used roksarson was two-thirds higher.
Another important finding of the study is that when cooking roksarsona content in raw meat is reduced, but increased levels of inorganic arsenic.
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