If you are eating eggs with passion considering them good for your health, then this research of scientists can spoil the taste in your mouth. Recent research has revealed that the eggs of chickens being reared in homes contain 40 times more lead than chickens rose on a poultry farm.
In the research done on chickens, the amount of lead in their blood was measured which is not good for their health in any way. Whether the amount of lead is less or more, it is not considered good for health. In this regard, the World Health Organization (WHO) believes that there is no safe level of lead exposure. Due to this, there is a risk of low IQ or many other diseases related to the heart.
In Australia, research called Vegesafe took soil samples from about 25 thousand homes. Its result surprised people. The amount of lead in the sample increased the concern of the people. Along with this, worrying results were also found from the chickens and their eggs there. 20 micrograms per deciliter or more of lead is considered hazardous to health. It was told in the research that in the investigation of 69 chickens, the amount of lead in the blood of about 45 percent was found to be more than 20 micrograms per deciliter.
It is believed that the dangerous amount of lead found in chickens depends on the amount of lead present in the soil there. Research has found that this lead has come from chickens lifting their food from the soil and scratching the soil. At the same time, in a small sample of eggs taken from the market, this quantity of lead has been found only 5 micrograms per deciliter.