An arsenic-containing antibiotic drug that is widely used as a food additive in the poultry industry to promote growth and control intestinal parasites. It is considered a source of arsenic contamination in water near some large poultry producers.
- Organic arsenic is an approved ingredient in roxarsone, a feed additive used in poultry and swine.
- Roxarsone, an organoarsenic compound, is added to poultry feed to improve weight gain and feed efficiency.
- Claims that an boy developed leukemia because of environmental exposure to the medicated feed additive, roxarsone, may be going back to court as a result of a ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court.
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