• Danger, as carbide ripened fruits flood FCT,

    21-12-2017· Danger, as carbide ripened fruits flood FCT, Nassarawa markets On December 21, 2017 12:13 pm In News by Emmanuel Okogba Apart from its various industrial uses, calcium carbide is increasingly becoming popular as a means of force-ripening fruits in many urban communities across the country, in spite of the potential health risks involved.

  • Fruits ripened with calcium carbide Vanguard

    18-7-2018· NAFDAC. Issuing the warning in a statement entitled: ‘The use of calcium carbide for fruit ripening is unsafe’, Director General of the Agency, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, said ripening fruits with calcium carbide is very dangerous to health and is a criminal

  • Calcium carbide Wikipedia

    The reaction of calcium carbide with water, producing acetylene and calcium hydroxide, was discovered by Friedrich Wöhler in 1862. CaC 2 + 2H 2 O → C 2 H 2 + Ca(OH) 2 (aq) This reaction was the basis of the industrial manufacture of acetylene, and is the major industrial use of calcium carbide.

  • Chemical formula: CaC₂
  • Calcium Carbide; The New Ripening Agent In

    Nigeria News takes a look at the health implication of Calcium Carbide as a ripening agent in Nigeria fruit market. When next you visit the market to buy your fruits, be careful so that you do not buy poison. Sellers use Calcium carbide to ripen many of these fruits, which of course is

  • Refrain from using calcium carbide to ripen fruits

    2-7-2019· She noted that the agency would apply severe sanctions on anyone found using carbide for fruit ripening. She added that “our inspectors met with executive members of the Fruits Sellers’ Association and educated them on the dangers associated with the use of calcium carbide for ripening

  • Dangers of eating calcium carbide ripened fruits

    It’s a common practice in Nigeria for fruit sellers to use calcium carbide to ripen their products . Though in many countries this practice is prohibited or outrightly bound due to the harzadous nature of calcium carbide. Calcium carbide contains traces of arsenic and phosphorus hydrides which are poisonous.

  • Experts: Ripening of fruits with ‘calcium carbide’

    14-9-2018· A consultant family physician, Dr Abdulrahim Abdulrashed, says the use of “Calcium Carbide’’, a chemical with carcinogenic properties, to force fruit to ripe is injurious to human health. Home News Nigeria Experts: Ripening of fruits with ‘calcium carbide’ causes

  • 80% Of Fruits Ripened Artificially With Dangerous

    7-9-2019· Ripening of fruits with calcium carbide and other ripening agents has become a trend among fruits sellers in Nigeria. However, health experts have expressed worry over the indiscriminate use of these chemicals and the attending health effects, especially calcium carbide that according to them has been banned in many countries.

  • Calcium carbide Wikipedia

    The reaction of calcium carbide with water, producing acetylene and calcium hydroxide, was discovered by Friedrich Wöhler in 1862. CaC 2 + 2H 2 O → C 2 H 2 + Ca(OH) 2 (aq) This reaction was the basis of the industrial manufacture of acetylene, and is the major industrial use of calcium carbide.

  • How fruits ripened with carbide kill Nigerians

    28-12-2018· Calcium carbide, a poisonous chemical used in artificial fruit ripening, may be one of the silent, under-reported killers in Nigeria. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says consumption of fruits ripened with carbide can lead to several diseases, including cancer.

  • NAFDAC and carbide ripened fruits Punch

    NAFDAC and carbide ripened fruits Punch September 10, 2014 0 Beyond its numerous industrial uses, calcium carbide is becoming increasingly popular in the enforced ripening of fruits in many Nigerian urban communities, despite the high health risks involved.

  • Nigeria fights ripening fruits with calcium carbide

    the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), some weeks ago sent a warning signal to all farmers, traders and the general public to desist from the act of ripening fruits with calcium carbide, which is said to be very dangerous to health, as it is

  • Calcium Carbide as an Artificial Fruit-Ripening Agent and

    Calcium carbide as an artificial fruit-ripening agent and 49 Thus humans are at risk of short term and long term health effects simply by eating fruits that are induced to ripen. The use of toxic and suspicious ripening agents is of great concern as the activities of human beings have been said to contribute to

  • Nigeria: Danger, As Carbide Ripened Fruits Flood

    21-12-2017· Nigeria: Danger, As Carbide Ripened Fruits Flood FCT, Nassarawa Markets. 21 December 2017. Abuja, said that the use of calcium carbide and other chemicals to force-ripe fruits and vegetables was unwholesome, as it could cause severe damage to the vital organs of the body.

  • FG warns Nigerians over use of calcium carbide to

    10-5-2019· It said of particular note is the use of calcium carbide to hasten the ripening of oranges and mangoes. Calcium carbide (CaC2) is a chemical compound containing arsenic and phosphorus, which have been scientifically proven to contain harmful carcinogenic properties that are harmful and capable of serious adverse effects and possible

  • Nigeria News NAFDAC Warns Refrain from

    Adeyeye said strict sanctions shall be melted on anyone found using carbide for fruit ripening. Speaking further, Adeyeye said “our inspectors met with executive members of the Fruits Sellers’ Association and educated them on the dangers associated with the use of calcium carbide for ripening of fruits.”

  • Ripening fruits with calcium carbide a criminal

    The use of calcium carbide for artificial ripening of fruits can cause cancer and neurological disorder. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised public to shun consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide, stressing that, it is a criminal offence.

  • How dangerous is carbide used to ripe banana

    The chemical widely used for artificially ripening fruits is calcium carbide (CaC2) which contains arsenic and phosphorus, both of which can prove fatal for human beings. CaC2 is a known carcinogen an agent having the ability to alter human cell...

  • Refrain from using calcium carbide to ripen fruits

    2-7-2019· She noted that the agency would apply severe sanctions on anyone found using carbide for fruit ripening. She added that “our inspectors met with executive members of the Fruits Sellers’ Association and educated them on the dangers associated with the use of calcium carbide for ripening

  • How to Know Mango is ripened by calcium

    28-6-2011· By watching this video you will be able to differentiate a natural ripened mango from a mango which has been ripened by using calcium carbide, which is

  • Auteur: Dr. Vikram
  • Calcium Carbide as an Artificial Fruit-Ripening Agent and

    Calcium carbide as an artificial fruit-ripening agent and 49 Thus humans are at risk of short term and long term health effects simply by eating fruits that are induced to ripen. The use of toxic and suspicious ripening agents is of great concern as the activities of human beings have been said to contribute to

  • Adefolake Adekola: Dangers of Using Calcium

    23-11-2018· I came across the news about the use of calcium carbide as a ripening agent and it made sense. During the days of our grandparents, fruits and vegetables were grow organically on farmlands and eaten fresh. Now, we have produce that are harvested prematurely and injected to hasten ripening or prolong shelf-life.

  • Using Carbide For Fruit Ripening Causes Kidney,

    18-7-2018· The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has warned against the use of calcium carbide for artificial ripening of fruit, saying it poses serious health hazards. Director general of NAFDAC, Prof Moji Adeyeye, who gave the warning in a statement yesterday, said calcium carbide, when sprayed with water

  • 5 Amazing Calcium Carbide Experiments

    9-6-2017· In this video i will show you some cool science experiments with Calcium Carbide. WARNING: My videos are provided only for entertainment and watching purposes only. Please don't try to do what I did in my videos. No one is liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information contained in my videos. Entertain your self

  • Auteur: MrX
  • Ripening Wikipedia

    Acetylene acts like ethylene and accelerates the ripening process. Industrial-grade calcium carbide may also contain traces of arsenic and phosphorus which makes it a human health concern. The use of this chemical for this purpose is illegal in most countries. [failed verification]

  • Beware! Fruits Of Death Selling In Lagos

    21-7-2017· Beware! Fruits Of Death Selling In Lagos. and some traces of phosphorus hydride. For this singular reason, calcium carbide has been banned for use as a ripening agent in most developed countries of the world. Calcium Carbide (CaC2) hastens the ripening process when CaC2 comes in contact with water;