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Metal cookware ‘Dades3n’ shown to cause lead poisoning and low IQ

Metal cookware ‘Dades3n’ shown to cause lead poisoning and low IQ

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
A new study on nearly 200 consumer products and food samples across four regions in Ghana has revealed worrying levels of lead contamination in the popular metal cookware, ‘dades3n’. The Global Rapid Market screening study which happens to be the largest of its kind highlights alarming levels of lead in consumer goods and food produced in low and middle income countries including Ghana with far reaching global consequences. The study conducted by the environmental NGO, Pure Earth’s Blacksmith Initiative revealed that there are high levels of lead contamination in the following: Metal cookware (Dades3n) has 55%, ceramic cookware has 18%, toys for kids has 14%, and cosmetics (local mascara) has 7% of lead. According to a report launched by the World Bank recently, the levels o...
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