WILL THE SILVER FOIL AVAILABLE ON THE SWEETS SPOILS OUR HEALTH?
Silver foil is nothing but the silver –zari sheet this made up of by making the pure silver metal to 0.2 to 0.8 micron measurement. One micron equals to one fiftyth of the thickness of the hair. When the silver foil is prepared thinner than the hair, silver will be one or two atom’s measurement. This is used as food in the name of (varakh) in many ways, including the Ayurvedic medicines.
Sometimes, this zari sheet is made out of gold also and used. It is said in the Aurvedic treatment that pure silver will not harm to health. However, researches show that the zari sheets are prepared out of the contaminated Aluminum. The researchers also show that while 90% of the zari sheets are prepared in pure silver, 10% of the sheets are prepared out of contaminated Aluminum. Based on this, using of silver in the food materials are not accepted by the Tamilnadu Food and security Dept. is not accepted.