CONSUMING FORMALIN-LACED FISH DOES NOT CAUSE CANCER: GOA CANCER SOCIETY

October 31st, 2018 Posted In: social

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PANAJI

An official of the Goa Cancer Society on Tuesday revealed that eating formalin-laced fish does not cause cancer.

Addressing a press conference here, Joint Secretary of the Society Dr Shekhar Salkar highlighted World Health Organisation guidelines which say that formalin does not cause cancer by ingestion. But if inhaled — like those who work with formalin products including nurses, doctors and those in the paint industry — they can get a certain type of cancer.”

Salkar further said that consuming unwashed fish, fruits and vegetables could be more dangerous than eating formalin laced fish.

The controversy involving the use of formalin in fish came to light in July this year, after a state Health Ministry official found traces of formalin in fish being sold in Goa during a raid.

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