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Harmful metals in chewing tobacco

STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka

Harmful metals, lead, cadmium and chromium were detected in chewing tobacco including jorda, gul and catechu (khoir) available in the capital’s markets causing serious health risks.

Sayeda Sarwar Jahan, Chairman of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) unveiled the information at a press conference at BFSA auditorium yesterday.

She said that they had conducted a research where they found harmful metals in at least 20 local company’s tobacco (jorda), gul and catechu (khoir) which are very harmful for people who consume those items. 

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