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Arsenic as a growth promoter

Post 1


Arsenic can also be used in small quantinies to promote the growth of cattle and other livestock. I Know I work in a lab that tests animal feeds.

Arsenic as a growth promoter

Post 2

Penguin Girl - returned at last

That's weird...it's deadly at higher concentrations. How does that work?

Arsenic as a growth promoter

Post 3

Sea Change

Before antibiotics, it was known that arsenic was slightly more poisonous to the syphillis spirochete than humans, and so people would go to sanatoriums to attempt a cure.

I am guessing that there must be some amphoterism going on, because a low dose of arsenic over time takes a good while to kill its intended victim, who meanwhile looks increasingly, consumptively pretty. (has read many many murder mysteries).

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