Arsenic species in poultry feather meal.

  title={Arsenic species in poultry feather meal.},
  author={Keeve E. Nachman and Georg Raber and Kevin A. Francesconi and Ana Navas-Aci{\'e}n and David C. Love},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
Organoarsenical drugs are widely used in the production of broiler chickens in the United States. Feathers from these chickens are processed into a meal product that is used as an animal feed additive and as an organic fertilizer. Research conducted to date suggests that arsenical drugs, specifically roxarsone, used in poultry production result in the accumulation of arsenic in the keratinous material of poultry feathers. The use of feather meal product in the human food system and in other… CONTINUE READING
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