Sunday 16 December 2018

Goa's Oldest Online News Portal

Issues | Liquor

Feni in plastic jars may cause cancer

 

Consumption of feni, a type of liquor made exclusively in Goa, after its sustained storage in plastic jars, may prove highly detrimental as the spirit slowly turns carcinogenic and may cause cancer, experts said here today.

Feni, produced in cashew and coconut flavours, is very popular in Goa. However, plastic containers are increasingly being used for its fermentation and the liquor is packaged and sold in plastic bottles/jars. 

"Consumption of feni after its storage in PVC jars can lead to oral cancer, blood cancer or others. Once feni is stored in (plastic) jar, it becomes carcinogenic," oncologist Dr Suresh Shetye told reporters here today. 

Drawing attention to some other carcinogenic substances that are used in food items, Shetye said the state government should ban sale of such products. 

"Even the consumption of non-edible colours used in various products, like roasted chicken, can lead to cancer," he said. 

 
The cancer specialist was addressing a press conference organised by Manipal Health Enterprises and Goa Cancer Society on the eve of the World Cancer Day. 

National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) chairman and renowned oncologist Dr Shekhar Salkar said that there has been a prevalence of various types of cancer in Goa. 

"Considering our population, the prevalence of colon cancer is the highest as compared to the national average in Goa, he said. 

Dr Salkar added that the cases of cervical cancer are less in Goa while those of breast cancer are par with the national average.





Total Comments :1

Name
Place
Email
Comments
Verification Code Enter The Code Displayed hereRefresh Image
 

Many health conscious people in Goa realised the danger of wrongful storage of Cashew Feni long back. They never stored this heavenly soma rasa in earthern, metallic or plastic containers, but always preferred to store it in their bellies. That is the right place for Feni baby. Aha.

 
Madhav Bastodker , Ponda

Issues

 

Latest News

» ‘Donbass’ bags ...
» If you ...
» Theatre creates ...
» "Un Traductor/ ...
» Nothing called ...
» Goa police ...
» A victim ...
» Why Goa ...
» SC again ...
» Shuttle Life- ...
 
 

Liquor

» Liquor shops in ...
» SC bans liquor ...
» Send us home ...
» Karnataka hit by ...
» Goa mulls banning ...
» Goa to have ...
» Consuming liquor is ...
» NCP slams Govt ...
» Mixed reactions over ...
» Feni processing to ...