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PCMC Cracks Whip On Erring Vendors Using Calcium Carbide In Mangoes

Following complaints of the use of calcium carbide to ripen mangoes, the health department of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation collected samples of different varieties of the fruit from vendors.
Officials said calcium carbide contains traces of arsenic and phosphorous which are harmful for humans. When dissolved in water, calcium carbide produces acetylene gas affecting the neurological system.
The harmful effects of calcium carbide consumption include headaches, dizziness, mental illness and other problems. “Sometimes even dye and colouring agents are used to give bright colours to the fruit,” officials said.
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Anil Pharande is Chairman of Pharande Spaces, a leading construction and development firm that develops township properties in West Pune. Pharande Promoters & Builders, the flagship company of Pharande Spaces and an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is a pioneer in the PCMC area offering a diverse range of real estate products catering especially to the 42 sectors of Pradhikaran. The luxury township Puneville at Punavale in West Pune is among the company’s latest premium offerings. Woodsville in Moshi is another highly successful PCMC-based township by Pharande Spaces which is now in its 3rd phase.

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