According to the World Health Organization, arsenic is a natural component of the earth’s crust which is distributed through air, water, and land. The organization also states that people are exposed to arsenic through contaminated water in food preparation and irrigation of food crops, as well as consuming contaminated food. A recent report by the Daily Health Post claims that the FDA has finally admitted that chicken breasts contain this deadly cancer-causing component, but further research suggests that this has already been confirmed years ago.
The American Cancer Society explains that exposure to high levels of arsenic has been linked to different types of cancer. They add that two main studies were conducted in order to try and figure out if there was an association between arsenic and cancer. A number of studies took a look at the exposure of arsenic in people who work with pesticides that contain arsenic. These studies follow thousands of workers for as long as 50 years and have consistently shown an increase in lung cancer with more prolonged exposure.