Started EDTA chelation a few months ago and the other patients have sent me to school at 71 years old. Several people were doing chelation because they were saturated with arsenic. All said they got it from eating chicken. I balked at that , but they went on to explain that the Agri folks feed the chickens an arsenic compound to control the parasites and to make them eat constantly.
I was doubtful, but after spending almost a week on the internet.... it is true. It is there for all to read. The chickens retain some arsenic, but most of it goes with the litter which the farmers spread over their pastures and it is then in the grass and the cow meat and milk. Also, it gets into the streams, well water etc.
There is a mushroom plant a few miles from me and they use Tn chicken litter and Kentucky barn straw to grow the mushrooms. I have been eating these mushrooms for some 15 years and buying a 15 cu yard truck load of the compost each year to put on my 1/2 acre vegetable garden. Now I know where I got the arsenic that showed up in my hair analysis.
I called my county agent and he knew nothing about this. He did say not to worry about this because arsenic has been used on tobacco in East Tenn for a hundred years and the area is saturated. That's another reason not to smoke.
If you ask the Organic folks if they use commerical fertilizer they get incensed and say no way, "we only use organic mushroom compost". Lord hep us to get right. Posioned by the the tree huggers in the name of planet Earth.
As of last year Tyson stopped using arsenic in their chicken feed. The rest are keeping on, keeping on. It's a greed thing. Tyson only stopped because the folks in Ok. have a bank ruppting law suit against them
(Ten Mile, Tn.)
(Union Grove, Wisconsin)