Chemical mixed fruits may cause serious diseases
Reported by: Md. Owasim Uddin Bhuyan, UNB Staff Writer
Reported on: June 02, 2011 17:07 PM
Dhaka, Jun 2 (UNB) – Fruits ripened by chemicals which are widely sold in the market may cause cancer and serious kidney and liver complications, physicians said.
They suggested people to avoid taking such fruits ripened by chemicals like formalin and carbide. Such fruits are very harmful for all, especially for growing children and the pregnant mothers. Intake of such fruits may cause nausea, vomiting, inflammation, nephritises, hepatic problems, kidney and liver complications and cancer in human bodies.....
He said maturing and ripening of fruits with the help of toxic chemical should be stopped at sources as a first step. Appropriate measures are required to take to keep the fruits free from toxics for human consumption.
Lauding the initiatives taken by the government to destroy the chemical mixed fruits Prof Barua said that the evidence should be proved through analysis and examination in the laboratory by experts from Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR).
Prof Fatima Parveen Chowdhury, director of the Institute of Public Health and Nutrition, expressed grave concern over the chemical mixed fruits available in the markets and said such toxic fruits totally lost nutritional values can cause many diseases.
She suggested the people to feed their children homemade foods instead of giving the chemical fruits which are perilous for human consumption. “Chemical mixed fruits can never be normal fruits that absolutely lose normal nutritional values.’
Dr Fazlul Kader Khan, junior consultant (child), said chemical fruits are harmful for all particularly more harmful for growing children and the pregnant mothers. Such toxic fruits may cause various health complications and affect the kidney and liver.
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