The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) recently alerted the public on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, and this has got most residents of Lagos lending their voices on the situation.
Whiel speaking with NAN, in separate interviews, most Lagosians expressed shock over the news.
They added that it had left them with concerns over the health implications of such a practice.
NAFDAC stated that Paracetamol is used for the treatment of mild illnesses, moderate pains from headaches, backaches, toothaches, menstrual periods, flu and to reduce fever, and injurious to health if used to serve any other purpose.
Mrs Joy Ossai, a housewife, said that though her family mostly eats meals prepared at home, she would create awareness among her friends about the dangers of eating foods prepared with harmful substances.
“I take my time to cook meals; I know people add potash to soften `Pomo’ (cow skin) and other foods while cooking them.
“However, I have never heard of the use of paracetamol tablets.
“I have to caution some people against it; I will post it on my Facebook page and my group chats on the WhatsApp to tell them what is happening,” she told NAN.