Contaminated holy water
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Contaminated holy water on sale in the UK

Holy water contaminated with arsenic is being sold illegally to Muslims in the UK.

"Zam zam" water is sacred to Muslims who drink it from a well in Mecca.

Tourists can bring back small amounts from Saudi Arabia, but it cannot be exported for commercial use.

An undercover BBC investigation has discovered samples on sale in Luton and London containing dangerous levels of the poison if drunk regularly.

Guy Lynn reports.

  • 05 May 2011
  • From the section UK