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Nigerians Warned of Consuming Suya, Akara Wrapped in Newspapers, Safer Alternatives Provided

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Nigerians Warned of Consuming Suya, Acara Wrapped in Newspapers, Safer Alternatives Provided

Nutritionists and public health physicians in Nigeria are warning against the consumption of food wrapped in newspapers or leaflets due to the associated health risks.

Experts caution that food wrapped in printed papers may contain toxic substances such as lead, which has been linked to kidney damage, digestive disorders, weakened immune systems, and cancer.

The ink used in newspapers and leaflets can also contain harmful pathogenic microorganisms, posing a danger to human health.

Health professionals emphasize the importance of avoiding newspaper-wrapped foods and recommend safer alternatives such as aluminium foil or corn wraps.

The ink from newspapers can contaminate food and cause health problems, including cancer. The ink can fall off the paper into greasy food, leading to indigestion and food poisoning.

Safer alternatives include using papers without ink or wax paper to wrap food. Aluminium foil can also be used as a safe wrapping option.

Toxic materials like lead, found in the ink, can harm the production of blood cells and the absorption of calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth, muscle movements, nerves, and blood vessels.

Eating food wrapped in newspapers is not safe due to the associated health hazards.

The ink used in newspapers contains harmful colors, pigments, binders, additives, and preservatives that can make the food unhealthy, even if it is cooked healthily.

Consuming food wrapped in newspapers can lead to serious health issues, including digestive disorders, toxicity, weakened immune systems, and the potential failure of vital organs.

Newspapers also contain a toxic material called lead, which is naturally occurring and found in the earth’s crust.

Additionally, some of the chemicals in newspaper ink have been linked to cancer.

This article was updated 2 months ago

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