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 Lead, other heavy metals found in soft drinks: Govt

Source: The Economic Times, Date: , 2016

New Delhi, Nov 23, 2016 : Lead and other heavy metals such as cadmium and chromium have been found in samples of Sprite, Mountain Dew, 7UP, Pepsi and Coca-Cola, the government told Parliament on Tuesday. The samples were submitted to Kolkata National Test House for investigation, said Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste. He was responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether a government-commissioned study by the Drug Technical Advisory had found toxins in Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's brands. The study was conducted by All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata. The samples were found to have lead, cadmium and chromium because of leaching of toxins from bottles in which they were packaged, Kulaste said.

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