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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"Most Breads in India have Cancer Causing Chemicals"

Verdict :

Possible time of origin : May 23, 2016

Circulation platforms : Web, News Channel

Circulation geography :  India

Original Message Version Under Analysis:
Bread industry uses potassium bromate and potassium iodate, substances that are banned in many countries, but not in India; Indian regulators must act immediately and ban them

  • CSE’s new study tests bread sold in Delhi. Finds residues of potassium bromate/iodate in commonly consumed varieties
  • Use of potassium bromate – classified as a category 2B carcinogen (possibly carcinogenic to humans) – is banned in most countries. India still allows its use
  • Use of potassium iodate in making bread also banned by many nations because it can contribute to thyroid-related diseases
  • CSE recommends that FSSAI should ban use of potassium bromate and potassium iodate with immediate effect and prevent their routine exposure to Indian population

Analysis by Merofact Awareness Team:

The message is true according to Center for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India. See their report on breads here.