Arsenic has a long notorious history in Talmud it appears as " arsenic ".
In the past arsenic was given as a medicine for syphilis and for others diseases treatment.
Until 20th century its use was stopped because it was related and understood that it was poisoning
In centuries 15 and 16 was used in Italy to poison people in the government.
There is a belied that Napoleon was poisoned with arsenic.
In Victorian period, women blended the arsenic with vinegar and chalk and then ate it in order to improve the color in their face.
In 1851 pharmacist were forbidden to sell it to people who they did not know personally.
Arsenic in chicken
Till present we are concerned regarding this issue because it’s the antibiotic given to chicken that we eat.
Besides this, we are witnesses also that arsenic was legally given to chickens.
A big Israeli newspaper investigated the phenomenon and sent some samples to an authorized laboratory and discovered that indeed there is arsenic in the Israeli chicken that we eat.
In organic chicken the level of arsenic is higher.
This is a legal action, there is not a Israeli standard to the allowable amount of arsenic.
What is the origin of arsenic poisoning ?
- The industry of the pest control
- Chicken excrement . It is used as a fertilizer and through it to the drinking water.
- Factories of industries
- Metal industry
The biggest concern is in the pollution in big water channels and we estimate that because of this about 100 million people in the world approximately are in danger for arsenic exposure.
In Bangladesh and surrounding countries arsenic exposure is higher.
Non organic arsenic is more poisoning than the organic one.
Arsenic is harmful to almost all organ system in the body.
Arsenic is catalogued as carcinogenic in particular due to the exposure to industry environment by means of aspiration.
Symptoms and problems caused as a result of Arsenic exposure
Severe poisoning with arsenic cause : stomach aches, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, injuries in blood production, injury to liver, sensibility problems, anxiety, lips turning blue, slow pulse, hands and feet cold and very often drying up. In this case there is no treatment.
It provokes death.
In continuous exposure to industry poisoning or swallowing it will cause damage to the skin : itching and scale.
In addition, arsenic poisoning will affect the nervous system that will cause attention deficit motor problems.
In some persons toxics poisoning provoke white lines that look like sores in hand fingers nails.
Foods containing arsenic
Chicken and fish particularly in chicken liver.