Betel nuts as contaminated with a cancer producing fungus
S. D. 34 - Block A. North Nazimabad, Karachi - 33, Pakistan
S Mahdihassan S. D. 34 - Block A. North Nazimabad, Karachi - 33 Pakistan
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Betel nuts prematurely harvested and allowed to dry in heaps contain moisture which permits Aspergillus flavous to enter and spread over the central portions. Such betel - nuts consumed with betel leaves can cause cancer of the mouth since A. flavus is a carcinogen. Samples collected showed that the most betel - nuts were contaminated.