Goa's oysters harmful for lungs and kidneys?

BUSINESS STANDARD, PANAJI | 18 February 2016 17:14 IST

Traces of cadmium, a chemical found in car batteries and used in the nuclear fission processes, are showing up in edible salt-water oysters in Goa, a tourism-oriented coastal state known for its beaches as much as its seafood.

Cadmium is toxic, carcinogenic and teratogenic (ability to impede development of an embryo or foetus) and has a tendency to accumulate in one's lungs and kidneys over time. CLICK TO READ MORE

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Why oysters alone? Every type of fish in the Goan waters must be subjected to thorough scrutiny. A system of periodic advisory must be compulsorily announced for public. We not even get stale fish buy stale poison. No one raises voice agaist the suppliers n vendors.

- Madhav Bastodker, Ponda | 18 th February 2016 21:47

 

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