2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART D
Effect of canned food on health of children below 12 years in Raipur city of Chhattisgarh
Author(s): Chetna Agarwal, Dr. Abhaya R Joglekar, Dr. Amit Kumar Dutta and Dr. Shaista Ansari
The Lifestyles of today’s society have observed a tremendous change over a decade and are very different to that of 20 or even 10 years ago. It is evident that convenience plays a prominent role in the food choices of today’s consumers; unfortunately, today’s world has been adapted to a system of consumption of foods which has several adverse effects on health. Food adulteration is the process in which the quality of food is lowered either by the addition of inferior quality material or by extraction of valuable ingredient. It not only includes the intentional addition or substitution of the substances but biological and chemical contamination during the period of growth, storage, processing, transport and Distribution of the food products, is also responsible for the lowering or degradation of the quality of food products. Food products are said to be adulterated if their quality is adversely affected by adding of any substance which is injurious to health or by abstracting a nutritious substance. Adulteration of food causes several Heath problems in humans. Some of the health hazards include stomach ache, body ache, anemia, abortion, paralysis, and increase in the incidence of tumors, pathological lesions in vital organs, abnormalities of skin and eyes. It can be hypothesized that people are generally not aware about adulteration. The impact of adulteration is more on those children whose parents are illiterate and belong to low income group and also both media and govt. is not playing a strong role to control the adulteration. The present study indicates to check the deliberate adulteration caused by some anti-social traders just to earn some more unreasonable profit. This study will be very much useful in educating general public at large by suggesting them an early technique to test and discover the adulteration. On the same time it will be positively enlighten the role of media on health status to aware the society. Our Study will develop awareness about govt. policies among parents of children on food adulteration act in future.
How to cite this article:
Chetna Agarwal, Dr. Abhaya R Joglekar, Dr. Amit Kumar Dutta, Dr. Shaista Ansari. Effect of canned food on health of children below 12 years in Raipur city of Chhattisgarh. Int J Home Sci 2019;5(2):213-216.