May 15, 2017
By Bethany Halford
The arsenic-containing feed additive roxarsone (click here) was used for more than 60 years to promote weight gain and to prevent parasitic infections in poultry and swine before its use was halted in Europe and North America because of concerns of exposure to cancer-causing arsenic metabolites. But the additive is still used in Asia. Researchers led by the University of Alberta’s X. Chris Le and Wuhan University’s Bin Hu were...
Unfortunately, when government leaders decide it is okay to kill people, albeit slowly, there are scientists that come along and ruin it for them.
Yu Ting Kwok, Louis Rees, Lorraine Craig, Chaipat Lapinee, Mitch D’Arcy, Dominik J. Weiss, and Pascal Salaün. J. Chem. Educ., 2016, 93 (11), pp 1945–1950. September 7, 2016.
"Investigating Arsenic Contents (click here) in Surface and Drinking Water by Voltammetry and the Method of Standard Additions."
Arsenic has been suspicious of being a dangerous chemical to the human body since the early 1900s.
Edgar B. Kenrick, Reinsch's Test for Arsenic. (click here) J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1902, 24 (3), pp 276–276. March 1902.
During the George W. Bush administration arsenic had a real comeback, not just in water, but, in medicine. Arsenic was legalized and listed as preferred for a method of chemotherapy. No lie. When asked to administer it, I refused.
Arsenic Trioxide (click here)
As well as its needed effects, arsenic trioxide (the active ingredient contained in Trisenox) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
So while being treated for cancer the side effects may kill you, such as PERMANENT decreased urine output, a more common side effect. There are no temporary side effects of arsenic.
If any of the following (click here) side effects occur while taking arsenic trioxide, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:
- convulsions (seizures)
- decreased urine output
- dry mouth
- eye pain
- general feeling of illness
- increased thirst
- irregular heartbeat
- loss of appetite
- mood changes
- muscle pain or cramps
- nausea or vomiting
- numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
- sore throat
- trouble breathing
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Abdominal or stomach cramps
- black, tarry stools
- bluish lips or skin
- blurred vision
- chest pain
- dizziness or lightheadedness
- flushed, dry skin
- fruit-like breath odor
- increased hunger
- increased urine output
- irregular or pounding heartbeat or pulse
- painful or difficult urination
- sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
- swollen glands
- unexplained weight loss
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- unusual weight gain
- behavior changes similar to drunkenness
- blood in the urine or stools
- bluish fingernails, palms, or nailbeds
- cloudy urine
- cold sweats
- cool pale skin
- large hives or rash
- persistent bleeding or oozing from puncture sites, mouth, or nose
- severe nausea
- sore mouth or tongue
- swelling of the eyelids, lips, or face
- vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
- white patches in the mouth or on the tongue
If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking arsenic trioxide, get emergency help immediately:Symptoms of overdose:
- convulsions (seizures)
- muscle weakness, severe
The "Alt Right"/All White really was very covert all these years. They have been the staunch constituency to the Republican Party and for the most part have been viewed as an annoyance with dangerous outbursts of murder, etc. But, I have to admit they were far more invasive to government policy than anyone expected.