Establishing Laboratory to Measure Hormone and Drug Remnants in Meat
Khartoum - Veterinary Research Laboratory in Soba seeks to establish a laboratory to measure and determine the presence of organic or bacterial remnants, hormones or drugs in animals to put an end to accusations of spreading dangerous diseases.
Specialist of Organic Chemistry Dr. Yousif Hussein said in a statement to SUNA that the laboratory aims to identify the causes of diseases such as kidney failure, cancers, and cardiac arrests, particularly causes related to diets, both meat-eating and vegetarian; to ascertain drug remnants and their negative effects; and to determine treatment methods.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) financed establishing the laboratory at a cost of 100.000 EUR, including equipment, training and exchange experiences.
The laboratory was expected to begin work at the end of December and to submit its services to the private and public sectors, stated Dr Hussein. He said it will be the biggest laboratory in Asia and Africa.
The main problem facing the Sudanese consumer when using animal and vegetarian products is the damaging effects of veterinary drugs and toxics in general Dr. Hussein declared. He stated that the worst is that the market is free and there is no specific medical prescription or secure censorship from the concerned bodies.
Dr. Hussein remarked that most animal breeders, especially those in poultry, are illiterate, making it difficult for them to follow the correct directions and specific medical descriptions, particularly limited drug doses.
Many drugs may not be forbidden or dangerous but should be used in certain doses because a higher dosage could put the consumer in danger. This is one cause for the spread of severe chronic diseases, allergies, and barrenness in both genders, according to Dr. Hussein. He said, "All the allegations are documented; now we work to prove it through the laboratory testing of the atomic energy."
By SUNA, 04/09/2012