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Chicken With Arsenic? Is That O.K.?

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posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 03:18 AM
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Chicken With Arsenic? Is That O.K.?

ARSENIC may be called the king of poisons, but it is everywhere: in the environment, in the water we drink and sometimes in the food we eat.

The amount is not enough to kill anyone in one fell swoop, but arsenic is a recognized cancer-causing agent and many experts say that no level should be considered safe. Arsenic may also contribute to other life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease and diabetes, and to a decline in mental functioning.

Yet it is deliberately being added to chicken in this country, with many scientists saying it is unnecessary. Until recently there was a very high chance that if you ate chicken some arsenic would be present because it has been a government-approved additive in poultry feed for decades. It is used to kill parasites and to promote growth.

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Man, you learn something new every day!


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posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 03:29 AM
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Damn.


Just one more reason why I no longer wonder why people in this world get so sick, and have so many problems.
'The good die young' Yea, Cuz they eat chicken instead of McDonalds and a beer.
Haha

Anyone ever wonder why, in the bible, it was said that many people at one time live for 500-800 years?

Now, that may seem far fetched. But, just think about all the crap that we inhale and ingest on an hourly basis.

Ive heard somewhere before that, about a thousand years ago, we had something like 60 or 70 percent more oxygen than we do now, or it might have been more... But because there are no more plants, and everything pollutes, we dont have oxygen... We are all suffocating to death, and using poison in food and water to help us along...

Then comes our addictions, but I wont even go there.



posted on Apr, 6 2006 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by Phre0nBurn
Damn.


Just one more reason why I no longer wonder why people in this world get so sick, and have so many problems.
'The good die young' Yea, Cuz they eat chicken instead of McDonalds and a beer.
Haha

Anyone ever wonder why, in the bible, it was said that many people at one time live for 500-800 years?

Now, that may seem far fetched. But, just think about all the crap that we inhale and ingest on an hourly basis.

Ive heard somewhere before that, about a thousand years ago, we had something like 60 or 70 percent more oxygen than we do now, or it might have been more... But because there are no more plants, and everything pollutes, we dont have oxygen... We are all suffocating to death, and using poison in food and water to help us along...

Then comes our addictions, but I wont even go there.


And yet we live significantly longer than people who lived a thousand years ago. Hrm.

~MFP



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