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

goanews.com is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

Drop a comment

Enter The Code Displayed hereRefresh Image

Previous Comments

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


Latest News