Potassium bromate Current Affairs - 2019

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Union Government bans use of cancer causing chemical potassium bromate as food additive

The Union Government has banned use of potassium bromate (KbrO3) as a food additive as it is carcinogenic. Decision in this regard was taken by Union Health Ministry based on the recommendation of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). FSSAI had recommended the Health Ministry to remove potassium bromate from the list of Read More…

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Chemical additive Potassium bromate is carcinogenic: CSE Study

As per recent study conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), chemical additive Potassium bromate (KbrO3) widely prevalent in bread and refined flour is carcinogenic. The test was conducted by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory. It has found that 84% of the samples were found to be laced with carcinogenic and thyroid triggering chemicals, such Read More…

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