Vegetables Contaminated in Delhi: Study

New Delhi: Vegetables in Delhi are contaminated with toxic elements, according to a study conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Engineering Research (NEERI).
The study states that vegetables grown in the Yamuna floodplain contain large amounts of toxic elements such as lead. Contaminated vegetables are said to cause cancer and damage organs.
It has been found that for all other vegetables except cabbage, there is a standard level of lead and spinach is at the top of the list with 14.1 mg / kg of lead content.
The study stated that these vegetables are being shipped to markets like Azadpur, Ghazipur and Okhla. The Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) has set a safe level of 2.5 mg / kg, which is about 12 mg / kg less than the actual levels.

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