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Could I be exposed to inorganic arsenic?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Inorganic arsenic, commonly used in the past in pesticides and still used to treat timber, is considered more toxic than organic forms. The U.S. government put a stop to the use of inorganic arsenical pesticides in the 1980s. However, inorganic arsenic residues still remains in the soil. Plus, Consumer Reports suggests that “other arsenical ingredients in animal feed to prevent disease and promote growth are still permitted,” and inorganic arsenic may lace “fertilizer made from poultry waste.”

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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