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Lead, pesticides found in cow milk, fodder

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A government-run food testing laboratory has found presence of lead, pesticides, and several other harmful chemicals in the samples it took of cow fodder and dairy products from different parts of the country.

Dhaka: A government-run food testing laboratory has found presence of lead, pesticides, and several other harmful chemicals in the samples it took of cow fodder and dairy products from different parts of the country.

The National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL) revealed its survey results at a programme at the Public Health Institute auditorium in Dhaka on Sunday.

The survey was conducted on samples of cow fodder, cow milk, packaged milk and curd, collected from 27 upazilas under four districts, including Dhaka.

The cow fodder samples were found to be contaminated with different harmful chemicals, such as pesticides, lead, chromium, tetracycline, enrofloxacin, ciprocin, and aflatoxin, the survey revealed.

In this regard, the researchers said these will create bad impact in preventing diseases of human body. Besides, the lead and chromium can create cancer.

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