Categories: Health

Pharmacist cautions against storing sachet, bottled water, soft drinks under sun

Pharmacist cautions against storing sachet, bottled water, soft drinks under sun

Caution

Jos, Nov. 17, 2019 A  pharmacist and lecturer with the University of Jos, Mrs Rotkang Okunlola, has cautioned people against keeping water(sachet, bottled and dispensing jugs) and soft drinks under the sun.

Okunlola gave the caution in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Jos on Sunday, saying that the habit could be detrimental to human health in the long run.

She said when they got hotter, most plastic items released a tiny amount of chemicals into the beverages or water they contained.

“The hotter it gets the chemical bonds in the plastic increasingly break down and chemicals are more likely to seep into the content,” she said.

She, however, said that the amount of the chemicals that entered the content were too little to cause immediate health problems, but that the long-term effects of consuming drinks or water with small doses of plastics could add up in a big way in the long run to cause grievous health challenges.

The pharmacist said that antimony was used to manufacture the plastics, and when such plastics were kept under the sun, the antimony seeps into the content and could be toxic in high doses.

She said in the long run when the plastic contents built up in the body it could be very hazardous and very detrimental to health as it could cause various incurable ailments.

She advised that all consumables, especially those in plastic containers, should not be kept directly under the sun as this leads to various chemical reactions in the content.

Okunola also advised that such items be kept in cool places away from strong odours or anything that could contaminate them.

She recommended that people should insist on purchasing soft drinks and water that were well kept.

Edited by Abdullahi Yusuf

 

 

NNN

is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.ng. Disclaimer.

Recent Posts

Fire razes shops at plank section of boundary market, Ajegunle

Traders of the plank section of the boundary market, at the Ajegunle area of Lagos…

7 hours ago

United States executes first Black man since resumption of federal death penalty – Media witness

The United States government has executed the seventh inmate and first Black man since the…

1 day ago

My ”surprise resignation” was forced by Pope Francis- says Italian Cardinal

Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu on Friday said his surprise resignation was forced by Pope Francis,…

1 day ago

Cobbler bags 8 months imprisonment for stealing iPhone

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Friday sentenced a 21-…

1 day ago

Gov. Lalong inuagurates 2020 NAFEST committee

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has inaugurated a 32-member steering committee to organise this year’s…

1 day ago

Malnutrition: UNICEF harps on exclusive breastfeeding, complementary feeding

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has advised nursing  and lactating mothers to ensure exclusive…

1 day ago