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How Thousands Nigerians Risk Death Consuming With Meat Cooked With Paracetamol by samwash(m): 10:03am On Dec 26, 2019
For many households and restaurants, using paracetamol is the fastest way to prepare meat. It saves gas, kerosene or firewood. And costs much less, N50 for one sachet of 12 tablets, and each tablet can cause a pot-full of meat to cook soft within few minutes. It's an amazing discovery, or so it seems. But what they don't know is that as much as they are quickening the amount of time it takes to cook, they are also quickening their days on mother earth. 

"It's a lot faster to boil meat with paracetamol," a young mother, Adeola told this writer upon inquiry. "I have used it to cook cow leg on a number of occasions. If you add one tablet, the meat will melt and become soft in just ten minutes."

But Adeola is endangering her life and those of her young children. She was in shock to realise this. 

Paracetamol, ordinarily, is a killer, when consumed regularly to cure a headache or take care of pains, but when cooked in a pot, it's a certain expressway to kidney or liver failure. 

Medical experts say when paracetamol is used in cooking, it loses the pain killer property and becomes highly acidic and dangerous for human consumption. 

When the process occurs, paracetamol is hydrolyzed into what is called 4-aminophenol, which, experts say, is highly very toxic to the kidney and liver.

Last week, a facebook user raised alarm about the prevailing use paracetamol to cook goat meat 'pepper soup' in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and other surrounding areas.

Investigations by this writer revealed that restaurant owners opt for paracetamol because it helps them save cost and reduce the waiting time for customers.

Recently, there has been a hike in the number of young Nigerian men coming down with kidney failure, most of which result in death on account of poor medical care, part of the reason for that, apparently is consumption of paracetamol/panadol 'pepper soup' or meat it is used to prepare generally. Ignorance is proving costly in this regard. 

In its 2016 report, the Nigeria Medical Journal noted that Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has so prevalent in the country that it has "become a public health problem in Nigeria."

In March last year, the Nigerian Association of Nephrology (NAN) said a whooping 25 million Nigerians, representing over 13 percent of the country's estimated 180million people had kidney failures. 

But paracetamol or panadol is not dangerous only when cooked in a pot. Regular intake or slight overdose can be equally deadly. 

The maximum 24-hour dose of paracetamol is 4g, but as little as 5g, experts say, can cause liver complications, and it can be easy to overdose accidentally by taking more than one product containing it at the same time. 

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Re: How Thousands Nigerians Risk Death Consuming With Meat Cooked With Paracetamol by muyoge: 10:15am On Dec 26, 2019
Evil invention.
Worse still, harmful awareness created as many will explore the invention.
May God save us.
Re: How Thousands Nigerians Risk Death Consuming With Meat Cooked With Paracetamol by Tekzyflex(m): 10:27am On Dec 26, 2019
Jesu! Para what! How do people discover such things sef! Everyone is looking for short cut.
Re: How Thousands Nigerians Risk Death Consuming With Meat Cooked With Paracetamol by NGRsenate: 10:28am On Dec 26, 2019
Where una dey always manufacture all this kind news from?

If indomie no kill person, na fanta and mango dey cancel person.
Re: How Thousands Nigerians Risk Death Consuming With Meat Cooked With Paracetamol by Lombrozo(m): 10:28am On Dec 26, 2019
Don't try this at home
Re: How Thousands Nigerians Risk Death Consuming With Meat Cooked With Paracetamol by StarUp: 10:30am On Dec 26, 2019
This country ehn... That's how I discovered some people were adding hypo to make cassava rise in quantity before grinding & frying it into garri.
Re: How Thousands Nigerians Risk Death Consuming With Meat Cooked With Paracetamol by Nobody: 10:48am On Dec 26, 2019
StarUp:
This country ehn... That's how I discovered some people were adding hypo to make cassava rise in quantity before grinding & frying it into garri.
LOL, and some mix poultry feed with animal dung's to make them(especially chicken) grow fatter and faster.
Re: How Thousands Nigerians Risk Death Consuming With Meat Cooked With Paracetamol by donbachi(m): 10:48am On Dec 26, 2019
Everything we invented is centered around food.
Re: How Thousands Nigerians Risk Death Consuming With Meat Cooked With Paracetamol by samwash(m): 12:26pm On Dec 26, 2019
I was shock to kwn this kind of thing exist .

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