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Arsenic: a roadblock to potential animal waste management solutions.

Authors
Nachman-KE; Graham-JP; Price-LB; Silbergeld-EK
Source
Environ Health Perspect 2005 Sep; 113(9):1123-1124
NIOSHTIC No.
20037379
Abstract
The localization and intensification of the poultry industry over the past 50 years have incidentally created a largely ignored environmental management crisis. As a result of these changes in poultry production, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) produce far more waste than can be managed by land disposal within the regions where it is produced. As a result, alternative waste management practices are currently being implemented, including incineration and pelletization of waste. However, organic arsenicals used in poultry feed are converted to inorganic arsenicals in poultry waste, limiting the feasibility of waste management alternatives. The presence of inorganic arsenic in incinerator ash and pelletized waste sold as fertilizer creates opportunities for population exposures that did not previously exist. The removal of arsenic from animal feed is a critical step toward safe poultry waste management.
Keywords
Arsenates; Environmental-exposure; Animals; Poultry; Poultry-industry; Waste-disposal; Waste-disposal-systems; Waste-treatment; Fertilizers; Exposure-assessment; Incineration; Author Keywords: arsenic; biomass burning; fertilizer; incineration; pelletization; poultry litter; poultry waste; waste management; waste-to-energy
Contact
Keeve E. Nachman, 624 North Broadway, Hampton House, Room 513, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA
CODEN
EVHPAZ
CAS No.
7440-38-2
Publication Date
20050901
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
knachman@jhsph.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008428
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0091-6765
Source Name
Environmental Health Perspectives
State
MD
Performing Organization
Johns Hopkins University
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