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A researcher at the University of Ghana Medical School is warning of dire consequence in the continuous use of plastic materials in food packing.

According to Dominic Gyamfi, plastic materials such as polythene bags, plastic bowls and take way packs contains harmful chemicals which is very dangerous to the health of consumers.

The researcher who revealed this on Adom FM said the exposé is based on his secondary research over the last three years.

He disclosed that “wrapping polythene with banku is equivalent to smoking 136 sticks of cigarette”. Mr. Gyamfi noted that diseases like diabetes, low sperm count, hypertension are on the rise because “most of the foods on the market are deadly and toxic”.

“Scientifically, plastics will fade and the chemicals will leach into the food we consume and this can cause blockages in to the veins, leading to cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and stroke” he stressed.

The chemical, the researcher added slow down the speed at which the blood flows into the heart and brain making the person exposed to all kinds of chronic diseases.

Dominic Gyamfi maintained that 80 percent of death in Ghana could have been avoided if people are careful of what they consume. But James Larbi, the Communications Director of the Food and Drugs Authority debunked most of the claims by Mr. Gyamfi

He insisted that the assertion had no scientific evidence but was rather a product of desktop research. Rather, Mr. Larbi urged Dominic Gyamfi to present his research finding to the FDA to ensure food safety in Ghana.

Source: adomonline.com

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