In Belarus, a woman found mercury in cigarettes

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A resident of the Belarusian village of Babinici discovered mercury in cigarettes. Emergencies Ministry employees who arrived at the site confirmed that the unusual find is a poisonous substance.

Rescuers made the necessary measurements and did not detect mercury vapor in the woman’s house. However, during the investigation, an inspection was conducted in the apartment of her friend, where the sensors showed a 150-fold excess of toxic substances in the air.

“As a result of measurements conducted by EMERCOM employees, a 150-fold excess of the content of mercury vapor in the premises of the house was revealed , mercury itself was not detected directly,” the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported.

It is noted that six children live in the apartment. As a result, a large family was temporarily relocated. The fact of the discovery of a toxic substance is under investigation.

Earlier, Life said that smuggled cigarettes from Belarus were found in almost all regions of Russia . We are talking about products of the brands NZ, Minsk, FEST and Credo, which are not legally delivered to the country.


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