Arsenic Found in Utah Eggs

Two Utah children found to have high levels of arsenic as a result of their family’s backyard chicken coops.

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After a long investigation, the Utah Department of Health recently discovered the cause of dangerous arsenic levels in two Utah children. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that last summer, arsenic was found in the children, who consumed eggs from their family’s chickens. After ruling out the usual suspects for arsenic poisoning, the department discovered it was the chicken feed from the small operation that had additives containing arsenic. What was found with the case is representative of surfacing issues regarding Roxarsone and other arsenic-based substances added to livestock feed that are becoming a national concern.

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