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The Centre For Science And Environment Finds Cancer Causing Substances In Bread

Rini posted on 26th May

Ten-Second Takeaway

Going by a recent report from Centre for Science and Environment {CSE}, several brands of bread sold in Delhi were found to have residues of cancer-causing chemicals.

Your Daily Bread

Next time you go shopping, we suggest you think twice before you reach out for that pack of bread. The Delhi-based CSE recently tested samples of some of the bread sold in the capital, including those from several popular brands and products from fast food outlets. And tragically, their report revealed that 84 per cent of the samples contained residues of carcinogenic chemicals like Potassium Bromate and Potassium Iodate. Already banned in several countries, these substances are apparently still used by manufacturers in India for treating flour during the baking process.

While this does come as a shocking news {some of those same brands are sold in Bangalore too}, we think this might just get us to turn to places for fresh bread in the city. Or even, try your hand at some baking, perhaps?

This story first appeared in The Hindu. Read the full story here.