UKZN Prof explains the consequences of homemade brews

UKZN Prof explains the consequences of homemade brews

With liquor sales banned for the lockdown, a University Of KwaZulu-Natal Professor is asking people - experimenting with beer recipes - to think twice before making the beverage. 

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Some desperate tipplers have been trying to concoct a homemade brew with apples, pineapples, yeast, teabags and sugar. 

But, Saloshni Naidoo, the Head of Public Health at UKZN, says if not done correctly - these mixtures can be dangerous. 

"The dangers lie in terms of what they are using and the concentrations in which they are using. If they are using any highly toxic chemicals, for example, then that would have a natural health consequence to it."

"If they don't observe good hygiene and if they use contaminated water sources, for example, then that also potential can lead to a risk."

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