..glasses from the US market, and admitted they had used paint on these glasses containing a cancer causing toxic - cadmium.
According to company officials at the world's largest producer of soft drinks, the concentration of the cancer causing substance is actually quite insignificant and should not pose any danger for consumers.
A recent press release from the company says the drinking glasses were being recalled due to quality issues, rather than health hazards.
News reports about toxic drinking glasses appear on a regular basis. In October, for instance, it was said that toxic glasses by a Chinese company could be delivered to Russia's Khakasia Republic. Hazardous content of benzol was found in baby cups made by Surpass Arts and Crafts Co. Ltd. (China). Chronic benzol poisoning may trigger leukemia and anemia (shortage of hemoglobin in blood).
Cadmium is a known carcinogen that can damage bones and kidneys, especially in young children as it accumulates over time. Cadmium sulphide is used in the production of paint (the yellow color) and in photography. The metal is highly toxic and has an ability to accumulate in the body.
Cadmium deteriorates liver, kidneys and the heart muscle. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention lists cadmium as the seventh most hazardous element out of a list 275 toxic substances.
It is generally known, drinking Coca-Cola is not good to your health. For instance the ingredients of Coca-Cola Light, such as; Agua carbonatada, E150d, E952, E950, E951, E338, Е330, Аromas, Е211 - are not considered safe except with certain restrictions. This drink has only two absolutely safe ingredients: carbonated water and citric acid.
Coca-Cola deals with product quality complaints on a regular basis. Most often, it occurs with so-called regional drinks, produced under Coca-Cola license in different countries of the world.
In 1999, hundreds of children were hospitalized in Belgium and France with food poisoning. All the children drank Coca-Cola.
In 2006, the sale of Coca-Cola drinks was banned in several Indian states: the concentrations of pesticides found in them exceeded the norms by more than thirty (30) times.
The story with cadmium, paint and glasses occurred to the world's largest fast food chain McDonald's in June of this year. The company recalled over 13 million drinking glasses with images of Shrek cartoon characters on them.
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