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Now you need rubber gloves when handling Thai veg, study suggests

 

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A study of Thai market vegetables usually eaten raw suggests that consumers should not only wash the vegetables in chemicals but wear rubber gloves when handling them.

 

The Parasitic Disease Research Center of Suranee University said on Facebook that more than a third (35.1%) of a sample size of vegetables contained tapeworms. 

 

Among the veg used in the analysis were parsley, coriander, basil, spring onions and lettuce. 

 

But the worst offender was celery. Nineteen out of 30 samples contained tapeworm or 63.3%. 

 

The tapeworm can enter the body via the skin. 

 

So in addition to using cleaning chemicals to rid the veg of the tapeworms people should wear rubber gloves when handling them.

 

A solution of vinegar can be used but veg needs to be soaked in it for 30 minutes until it is safe to eat. 

 

Source: Daily New

 

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Its Very alarming and disturbing news. And just eating steaks with beers isn't a long term solution either.

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this has now put me off fresh veg and anything that contains lettuce so that rules out any sort of burger or similar takeaway foods that contain ground grown veg

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Ill probably start eating a de-wormer once per year. Pharmacies got em. There are also herbal options.

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Btw i pulled one out of my dogs ass the other day. It was prob 20 cms long accompanied with a bit of blood. Nasty......

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