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September 6, 2006

Chicken Little or Dangerous Chicken Litter?

A case has been brought to trial in Arkansas by plaintiffs in one of several lawsuits who claim that chicken litter used as fertilizer causes cancer.  The plaintiffs allege that Roxorsane, distributed by Alpharma and fed to chickens, has caused high arsenic levels in chicken litter spread on agricultural land.  Six poultry companies also named as defendants were dismissed from the case in June by the trial judge who ruled that the plaintiffs could not show that those companies were substantial factors in causing the plaintiffs' diseases.  See Trish Hollenbeck's story for the Northwest Arkansas Times.

JDP

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