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Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by ExAngel007(f): 12:43am On Mar 04, 2020
Nigerians have been warned by National
Agency for Food and Drug Administration
Control not to use this type of material for
packed food.




Packaging food in polythene bags causes cancer – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) has warned that polythene bags popularly known as nylon causes cancer.

It appealed to Nigerians to stop using the materials for food packaging.

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of NAFDAC spoke in a chat with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

“Packaging of pap in nylon is not encouraging; green leaves are all over the place, leaf is the best thing to use for packaging item and it must be clean”, she said.

“Nylon is not good for packaging hot food because the heat will make the nylon leak chemicals, it must be discouraged.”

The DG explained that plastic materials usually have Bisphenol A (BPA) which can cause cancer.

“We are doing a study in our labs on different packaging of food, especially on nylon. The outcome will be out shortly,’’ Adeyeye assured.

She further cautioned against the use of aspirin to purify water, saying this amounts to adding salicylic acid into the water one intends to drink.

“Drinking water that contains salicylic acid can cause erosion of the intestine, cancer, ulcer and many more damages to human health.

“The treatment of water with chlorine and alum must be minimal and must not exceed the required amount”, Adeyeye added.

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Gwagone: 12:48am On Mar 04, 2020
Naija

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by kestolove95(m): 12:50am On Mar 04, 2020
Yoruba wey dey put amala inside leather, shey una dey hear?

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by PlayerMeji: 2:13am On Mar 04, 2020
Hausa/Fulani wey dey wrap fura and nunu inside leather, shey una dey hear?

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Comedian2019: 4:06am On Mar 04, 2020
Igbo people wey dey put Akpu inside nylon, una don hear? grin

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by mamaafrik(m): 4:59am On Mar 04, 2020
Kuku kill us nigbana.........,na una scientist talk say our Granmama dey wrong by using african Banana leaves and teak leaves,now you wan change am Abi,wey thunder self,.......Olukosooooooooooooooo

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by femi4: 6:08am On Mar 04, 2020
kestolove95:
Yoruba wey dey put amala inside leather, nylon shey una dey hear?
Bush girl

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Yustash001(m): 6:41am On Mar 04, 2020
But that's the most common method of packing bread...
What should we do now?

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by LosC: 6:50am On Mar 04, 2020
femi4:
Bush girl

Bush girl indeed. A very typical one grin

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Roon9(m): 7:59am On Mar 04, 2020
Nawa! Guess we should just be eating off our hands then undecided

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by stevenson007: 7:59am On Mar 04, 2020
Corona in Nigeria is scam..


Everything is scam

This news too is scam

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Emu4life: 8:00am On Mar 04, 2020
Everybody for naija for don geh cancer be that nahgrin

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by dermmy(m): 8:00am On Mar 04, 2020
Orishirishi sha
Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by uchelouis45(m): 8:00am On Mar 04, 2020
So how do we package our food?

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by orunmila144: 8:00am On Mar 04, 2020
kestolove95:
Yoruba wey dey put amala inside leather, shey una dey hear?
EWEDU KEE YOU DERE

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Nobody: 8:00am On Mar 04, 2020
kestolove95:
Yoruba wey dey put amala inside leather, shey una dey hear?
PlayerMeji:
Hausa/Fulani wey dey wrap fura and nunu inside leather, shey una dey hear?
Comedian2019:
Igbo people wey dey put Akpu inside nylon, una don hear? grin
mad people full dis Nairaland
they have turned tribalism to something normal in their lives. and dem dey cry about xenophobia last year, say outsider hate dem.
all of una & d foolish ones liking ur stupid posts encouraging your foolishness, u all need brain resetting slaps.irritants

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Perfecttouchade: 8:01am On Mar 04, 2020
I wonder how man wan take survive this planet sef, almost everything we dey consume or use dey dangerous to heart ...I cover myself o

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Lilimax(f): 8:01am On Mar 04, 2020
Stop cooking or buying cooked moi-moi in nylon shocked

As an Industrial Chemist, I know this for a very long time.

BPA stands for bisphenol A. BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are often used in containers that store food and beverages, such as water bottles.

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by LordAzubuike(f): 8:01am On Mar 04, 2020
This people don come again.

Very soon you go dey hear don't use water to cook food, it causes cancer.

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Nobody: 8:01am On Mar 04, 2020
grin
Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Isoduwa(m): 8:01am On Mar 04, 2020
angry
LosC:


Bush girl indeed. A very typical one grin


Typical one indeed.A very nouty one

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Sweetcollins: 8:01am On Mar 04, 2020
How many cases have been recorded

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by missimelda01(f): 8:01am On Mar 04, 2020
What's the alternative?
Don't say paper bags cos we can't use that to wrap fufu and amala undecided

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by jospepper(m): 8:02am On Mar 04, 2020
Old news, is NAFDAC just waking up on this one?

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by GamingMode: 8:02am On Mar 04, 2020
U be odehI have been eating local hot bread since i was born. Once in a while i go to bakery. Which other way dem wan package bread again. Let everybody naked na. Is it packed bottled water. Then by now all of us suppose don get am na. Rubbish news

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Nobody: 8:03am On Mar 04, 2020
missimelda01:
What's the alternative?
that's the question.
That is what they refuse to tell us

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Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by mascot87(m): 8:03am On Mar 04, 2020
Please who can help me on how to reach prophet TB Joshua today. It's very important. My life is almost ruined
Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by Emu4life: 8:03am On Mar 04, 2020
PlayerMeji:
Hausa/Fulani wey dey wrap fura and nunu inside leather, shey una dey hear?
lol how's that possible??
Re: Packaging Food In Polythene Bags Causes Cancer – NAFDAC by anochuko01(m): 8:03am On Mar 04, 2020
kestolove95:
Yoruba wey dey put amala inside leather, shey una dey hear?
No be only leather....na jeans grin

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