Chemosphere 2021 Sep 31;278:130438. Epub 2021 Mar 31.
Institute of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, 050061, PR China; Key Laboratory of Groundwater Remediation of Hebei Province and China Geological Survey, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, 050061, PR China. Electronic address:
Arsenic is frequently found in poultry waste, most of which is transformed from feed additive organoarsenicals, resulting in arsenic pollution of soils and water around poultry farms. The North China Plain, an important area for livestock breeding of China, was chosen to investigate the pollution characteristics and assess the health risk of arsenic around chicken farms. Among the 138 chicken farms sampled, almost no roxarsone, a common organoarsenical, was detected in chicken feeds, manure, and surface soils, while the detectable rate of other arsenic species was high. Read More