Toxins found in PET bottles of soft drinks, reveals govt. study
New Delhi: A study of Central government has found lethal toxins in the PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles of five soft drink brands including Mountain Dew, Seven Up of Pepsico and Sprite, Coca Cola of Coke.
The study has been done by Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB).
Antimony, Lead, Cadmium, Chromium and DEHP are found in the five soft drinks. These all heavy metals are hazardous for health.
The study also revealed that the leaching of these heavy metal increases with the rise in room temperature.
“Lead can have serious consequences for the health of children. At high levels of exposure, Lead attacks the brain and central nervous system to cause coma, convulsions and even death. Children who survive severe lead poisoning may be left with mental retardation and behavioural disorders,” the WHO said.
“Cadmium exerts toxic effects on the kidney, the skeletal system and the respiratory system and is classified as a human carcinogen,” the WHO added.
Other heavy metals including Antimony, Chromium and DEHP are also dangerous for health.
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