Maryland has become the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed.
A Consumer Reports study found alarming levels of cancer-causing inorganic arsenic in rice products.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to sign a bill this week that would make Maryland the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed.
Maryland is on its way to becoming the first state to ban an arsenic additive in chicken feed.
The state Senate is set to cast a final vote on a bill to ban a chicken feed additive containing arsenic.
A Maryland lawmaker said Wednesday that poultry feed containing a known carcinogen should be banned from Maryland farms even though its maker has already stopped selling it voluntarily.
The Maryland Department of the Environment says water seeping from the ground in the area of Washington County’s Old City/County Landfill was found to have an arsenic level nearly twice as high as the federal standard for drinking water.
The Food and Drug Administration says some chicken meat may contain small amounts of arsenic, though the agency is stressing that the amount is too tiny to be dangerous to people who eat it.
Legislation in Maryland is seeking to ban arsenic compounds from poultry feed.