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Poison fears on holy water.

MUSLIMS across the Midlands were today warned about potentially lethal fake holy water which could be contaminated with arsenic. The alert was sounded after a brand of Zam Zam water was found on sale in London and contained almost three times the permitted level of arsenic.

Trading standards chiefs have warned that water could increase people's risk of contracting cancer. Zam Zam water is sacred to Muslims and comes from Saudi Arabia but cannot legally be exported for sale.

The Food Standards Agency has warned that other brands of the water are believed to be on sale in the UK and could also be contaminated.

Anyone finding the water on sale in Walsall should call 0845 3303313
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