India is the largest producer of milk in the world but it could be highly toxic for you. According to the results of a study conducted by researchers Brototi Roy and colleagues at Maitreyi College in Delhi, who randomly collected 75 milk samples packaged and loose from areas in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad.
The researchers found that it contained “harmful adulterants”, being starch, chlorine, hydrated lime, sodium carbonate, formalin and ammonium sulphate. It is a well known fact that Milk producers use these substances and prepare “synthetic milk” by mixing urea, caustic soda, refined oil and common detergents. This in turn causes a range of health disorders like gastrointestinal problems, renal and skin diseases, eye and heart problems, and cancer.
This is not the first time that investigations have led to these shocking results, a 2012 report by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India said that 68.4% of samples from across the country were found contaminated with various adulterants and fell below required milk quality standards.