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Food Pollution And Food Toxicity

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Food is very important for living beings like animals and humans. So, anything related to this food is a matter of concern. Food pollution is a very important topic in pollution.

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Food pollution simply means the presence of any toxic chemical or biological contaminants like bacteria and viruses in food or associated with food which are not found in food and doesn’t belong to that food or material.

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Reasons and causes of food pollution are :

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  1. Cultivating or growing food in polluted land/soils (specially soils polluted with cadmium/nitrates/Per chlorates/Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)/dioxins and Polybrominated Diphenyl ethers).
  2. Using polluted water in food cultivation or growing (waters polluted with arsenic, mercury and various other microbial contaminants).
  3. Using the contaminated water in irrigation of the food and it might be fruits, crops and vegetables.
  4. Growing the food in a polluted area which has harmful chemicals or elements in its air (air polluted with (137Caesium, 90Strontium, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ).
  5. Using bad fertilizers.
  6. Poor food packaging and processing.
  7. Bad food filtration system.
  8. Flaw in processing/cooking equipment etc.

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Effects of food pollution are many. Most of  them are discussed here :

  • Gastrointestinal/Digestive problems with appearing symptoms like as: Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea (due to contamination of  coli in food), amebiasis, Giardiasis etc.
  • Nervous system can be damaged and effects like memory and learning problems may occur especially in children and infants for the consumption of food containing organophosphate pesticides. Organophosphate is considered as a neurotoxin chemical.
  • Per chlorate can cause thyroid dysfunction. Food contaminated with per chlorate has been recorded and reports found thyroid problems and metabolism problems.
  • Pollutants consumption for long time can cause cancer like diseases. Many carcinogenic chemicals may pollute food which may contribute to cancer development later on in life.

 

About Dr. Md. Kafil - Uddin Sarker Akash

Short Biography Of The Hon’ble Chairman : Dr. Md. Kafil – Uddin Sarker Akash, Hon’ble Chairman, Bangladesh Preventive Welfare Society of Suicide-Addiction-Narcotics & Pollution(BPWS of SANP), was born on December 31 (Thirty One), 1982 in the Village : Nilam Kharida Sadra, P.O- Vayerhat, P.S- Kaunia, District- Rangpur, Country- Bangladesh. He is the son of Md. Nurul Islam and Most. Noorjahan Begum. Having obtained Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) under University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh and he was enrolled as a Registered Doctor from “ Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council” -(BM&DC) ; And achieved Post-Graduation Degree on Forensic Medicine (D.F.M) ; Under Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University(BSMMU), Bangladesh and Also achieved (M.C.P.S) Membership, From Bangladesh College of Physician & Surgeons -(B.C.P.S). Currently, he is Fellow in Phd Research Program at Institute of Biological Science under University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He practiced as Reputed Physician and Work as a Autopsy Surgeon through conducted several Post-mortem Examinations and delivered huge expert Medico-Legal Opinion under Court of Law to aid for Administration of Justice. In additionally, he participate in many short and long time training program, Scientific Seminar, Symposium and Obtained many of the Training Certificates. He also conducted and taken Lecture Class in different Medical Colleges of Bangladesh for a longer period of time. Thus, he get opportunity to build intimacy and make friendly relationship among with the huge students and try to understand psychology of different level students. He also build and make intimacy with the huge General Peoples through visited on different region locally, internationally and See how to suffer the peoples due to anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, abuse and dependence, effects of different pollution, contamination and intoxication, harmful effects due to destruction of nature and natural environment, effects of climate change and suffer different health hazards for that reasons etc. Thus, he inspire and encouraged for doing something of the human being, that would be ensure welfare need of the world peoples.

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