Adulterated Milk Can be Detected within Few Seconds Using this Latest Technology!!
Adulterated milk can be detected with in few seconds! As you know milk is one of the essential component in a balanced diet. It is really shocking that we are drinking adulterated milk regularly. Adulterated milk is very harmful to our body. Even though our country is the largest producer of milk it is not free from milk adulteration. According to the latest research it is found that about 68% of the milk produced in India is adulterated. Adulterated milk when consumed causes serious ailments. The most common adulterants used in milk are caustic soda, detergents, glucose, refined oils etc.
The Indian Council of Medical Research has reported, “Milk adulterants have hazardous health effects. The detergent in milk can cause food poisoning and other gastrointestinal complications. Its high alkaline level can also damage body tissue and destroy proteins. Other synthetic components can cause impairments, heart problems, cancer or even death. While the immediate effect of drinking milk adulterated with urea, caustic soda and formalin is gastroenteritis, the long-term effects are far more serious.”
As a solution to this severe issue, CSIR Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani, Rajasthan, has come up with a remedial measure in the form of an instrument that can detect the adulterated milk within 45 seconds. Instrument can scan and specify the types of adulterant used in milk. This new method is a good substitute to the various highly expensive chemical tests that are used to detect adulterated milk. This multi modern milk adulteration detecting technology is less expensive and affordable since the test cost only Rs 1 per sample of the milk collected.
Talking about the instrument, Harsh Vardhan said, “The new technology is based on acquiring electrochemical fingerprint coupled with multivariate data analysis technique. Globally, there is no system available based on similar methods. This is a fully Indian concept.”
This technology will be available in all milk collection centers in India in the upcoming years. As a primary attempt about 40 milk collection centers are enjoying the benefits of this technology now.
“The adoption and deployment of this technology in as many villages and milk societies as possible would be a step forward in enhancing the standards and quality of milk. Besides, it will also help in generating employment,” Vardhan said.
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So lets hope that the latest technology will be able to prevent the adulteration of milk, which is a matter of concern since it is posing health hazard. Then only milk becomes a complete nutritious drink!!!