BRIEF OVERVIEW STUDIES ON ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NEWSPAPER INKAbstract
Now a day’s food materials are packaged and wrapped in paper that is the dangerous practice of wrapping, covering or processing foods with newspaper and printed recycled paper materials remains commonplace worldwide, as seen in the plethora of photographs in advertisements online or in magazines showing newspaper wrapped foods. The health hazard of ink contamination to foods and long-term contact with complex chemicals should always be considered because of the potentially diverse array of biological and toxicological effects. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons inhibit the function of thyroid, adrenal and male reproductive system, like secreted hormonal imbalance due to this several disorders occurs in human body. However, proposed studies will be helpful to human health especially to thyroid, adrenal and male reproductive system deficiency caused by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons because we have avoided ink-based newspaper wrapped food materials to minimize the endocrine glands diseases. We will initiate systematic campaigns for generating awareness among all the stakeholders to discourage the use of newspapers for packing, serving and storing food items. Therefore, this proposed study is useful to generate knowledge in the peoples to avoid the wrapped and covering process of food materials by paper inks and also avoid adulterate food materials for betterment of health.
Anita Singh Purvia * and Vinoy Kumar Srivastava
Laboratory of Endocrinology, Department of Bioscience, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
30 April 2023
09 August 2023
22 November 2023
01 February 2024