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Cheap Method has been Invented to Test Formalin

Recently a cheap method has been invented to test formalin and toxic chemicals in food by Md. Faruq bin Hossain Yamin, a researcher at Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI). He said Complex-1 and Complex-2 will be used for the test. Using this method one can test formalin and harmful chemicals within 5 seconds. Mr. Yamin wants to launch this commercially and very much hopeful about this invention’s success as it cost only TK 1 per test. But he didn’t disclose the chemicals of the solution. Because this formula is the intellectual property of the institution.

Before this amazing invention, it was too expensive to test formalin and other toxic element in the food. In Bangladesh thousands of people die  every year, according to the specialists, toxic element of food is responsible for many diseases i.e. cancer, respiratory disease, kidney failure etc. Now-a-days number of cancer patients is increasing due to the toxic element of food.

Food Ministry had supplied 87 kit boxes to  trace and test formalin in food. But it’s not enough to control the massive use of formalin everywhere. Mr. Yamin said, the color of the complex formula will change if there is presence of formula, otherwise it remain unchanged. It’s normal color is pink. This amazing invention is the result of his 6 months research. It will help the people to test formalin in food at a low cost which will dispel public fear. Using this technology, use of chemicals can be shunned within very short time.

 

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