Saturday, August 24, 2013

Varaq (Silver foil) on Sweets

You listen to rhythmic thumping sound coming from many homes beyond Charminar in Hyderabad.
They beat silver pieces between leather sheets to make Varaq, the silver foil for use in decorating things including sweets and paan. They say even Aluminium foil is being used and is harmful to health!
But is eating silver and from silver utensils harmful to our heath?

Here is what is printed in New Scientist.

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