The recent articles about arsenic levels in children has created controversy. From the articles I, as a scientist, could not identify what were the cause or conclusions. This was poor journalism. Here is a link to the report that should reassure folks. Be an informed consumer. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HAC/pha/RoxarsoneinHenEggsinUtah/RoxarsoneinheneggsinUTahLHC05212010.pdf Conclusions and Recommendations The results of this sampling show that arsenic in eggs can transfer to humans through ingestion, resulting in an elevation of urine arsenic levels in individuals. Elevated arsenic levels can occur in the body if eggs are consumed at a higher rate than the arsenic can be eliminated from the system. This may harm peoples health, especially in children, as they are more susceptible to arsenic poisoning. With arsenic-containing products being added to a variety of commercially available chicken feeds, it is imperative that individuals raising chickens at home be aware of the potential arsenic pathway posed by these feeds. In order to ensure that eggs collected from home-raised hens are safe for consumption, the following precautions are recommended: Do not purchase chicken feed containing the arsenic compound roxarsone. Other commercial names for roxarsone include 4-Hydroxy-3-Nitrobenzenearsonic acid, roxarson and 2-Nitrophenol-4-arsonic acid; If currently using a feed with roxarsone as an additive, discontinue use of the feed and change to one that does not contain arsenic derivatives; Do not consume eggs from hens fed feed containing roxarsone; If adverse health conditions are observed that may be a manifestation of arsenic, please contact your family physician or a local Poison Control Center; Once the feed has been changed, allow the hens a transition period (2-4 weeks) before eggs are consumed again.