Heritage Day: To braai or not to braai?

Tomorrow is Heritage Day, which is also known as National Braai Day. Many South Africans will standing around braai stands, and making the nation's favourite dish - braai meat. But how healthy is this activity?

North West University’s Dr Pieter van Zyl did research on the health issues around braaing. Speaking to 702's Xolani Gwala today, Van Zyl said the aim of the research was to establish the negative effects braai smoke has on people.

Listen to the conversation below:

We combined fun with science and started a comprehensively equipped atmospheric station to monitor effects of braai smoke.

Dr Pieter Van Zyl

At the end of the day, said the professor, they found that for a recreational braai there are no significant health-related risks due to the relatively short exposure period.


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