The science behind the “boiled egg”
A new report from the University of Texas suggests that a common ingredient in many boiled eggs is arsenic, as reported by CNN.
The findings, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, suggest that some people who eat boiled eggs, especially in the U.S., may be ingesting arsenic-containing compounds.
In fact, they suggest that people who ate eggs containing arsenic in the past, may be more likely to be at risk for arsenic-related diseases.
The study’s authors say that they found the arsenic in boiled eggs because they did not have a laboratory to test it.
“It was a surprise to me,” study author Sarah Hsu told CNN.
“I thought we’d found arsenic in eggs, but we didn’t have any data to go on.
So we couldn’t be sure.”
The researchers tested eggs for arsenic levels using a “filtration and chromatography” method.
The technique uses a process called “liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry,” which analyzes a sample of water to determine its elemental composition.
The researchers analyzed two types of boiled eggs from two locations: one from the U, which contains arsenic in trace amounts, and one from France, which contained arsenic levels in the low to mid-range.
The two eggs were separated by a water filtration system, which separated them into two containers.
The water was then analyzed by a “liquid-phase mass spectroscopy” method that allows the researchers to measure the concentrations of arsenic, copper, lead and other trace elements in the water.
“These levels are much higher than the levels we found in our blood,” Hsu said.
“We’re seeing a lot of different things in our water.”
She added that the arsenic found in boiled egg is not necessarily toxic to people.
“People have different reactions to arsenic,” she said.
One concern is that arsenic in some of the arsenic-rich eggs could potentially be absorbed into the body.
Hsu added that she and her colleagues think that some of this arsenic could be toxic to humans in the long term.
“A lot of people have been eating this stuff,” she told CNN, “and it’s probably been there for quite some time.”
The study also found that arsenic levels vary by region and state.
The U.K., for example, found arsenic levels that were higher in eggs from the UK, compared to eggs from France.
In the U of A study, arsenic levels were higher than those in eggs prepared from China and South Korea, and lower than those from eggs from South Africa.
The authors say it’s unclear if this difference is due to different processing methods or differences in food production.
However, the authors believe that some eggs from these regions may be high in arsenic.
“There is some evidence that arsenic can affect human health by influencing our metabolism,” Hsi said.
This study is the latest in a series of studies to examine arsenic in foods.
In 2015, a study published in Environmental Science & Technology found arsenic to be in some egg products.
The finding prompted the FDA to issue a warning in June of 2017, saying that arsenic may be found in some foods that people may not realize are cooked, such as eggs.
The FDA’s warning comes at a time when Americans are eating more eggs than ever before, and are increasingly concerned about arsenic in their diets.
In 2017, Americans consumed more than 3.6 million pounds of eggs per year.
According to the FDA, about one-quarter of the egg industry was exposed to arsenic in 2016, with more than half of the cases resulting from food manufacturing.
“In addition to egg, people are also eating other foods that are contaminated with arsenic,” said Dr. Joseph T. Auerbach, chairman of the Department of Food and Agriculture’s Center for Food Safety.
“For example, chicken eggs, bacon, beef liver, turkey eggs, some beef products and a few other kinds of eggs may contain arsenic.”
According to Tazio Arudou, a professor of food science and policy at the University Of Texas at Austin, a variety of factors, including temperature, are associated with the level of arsenic in a food.
Arudov said that the U and French studies provide important information on the levels of arsenic found by food manufacturers in the United States, and how arsenic levels may be changing.
Aru wrote in an email to CNN that he is hopeful that these findings could help inform future food safety regulations and help people understand arsenic.
Hsi and her team also said that they are working with the U Food Standards Administration and the Food Safety and Inspection Service to determine the sources of arsenic contamination in the eggs they tested.