Which of the following chemicals being used as major ingredients of Bakery Industry in India, are said to cause cancer?

  1. Potassium bromate
  2. Potassium iodate
  3. Potassium sulfate
  4. Potassium chromate

Select the correct option from codes given below:

Answer: [A] 1 & 2 Only

While potassium bromate is said to be a Class 2B carcinogenic, which means it may cause cancer, potassium iodate can lead to “thyroid disorders, increase the incidence of autoimmune thyroid it is and increase the risk of thyroid cancer.

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