Washington, October 25 ( ANI ): Chewing betel quid or paan exposes half a billion people to substances that act as direct carcinogens in the mouth, scientists have revealed.
What does BQ stand for?
BQ stands for Betel Quid (plant leaves chewed in Asia)
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We have 4 other meanings of BQ in our Acronym Attic
- Batch Quality
- Battle Quest (gaming league)
- Be Quiet
- Beam Quality (lasers)
- Behavioral Quotient
- Bene Quiescat (Latin: May He Rest Well, epigraphy)
- Benzoquinone (gene-altering drug)
- Berkeley Quality (quality control program, UC-Berkeley)
- Best Qualified
Samples in periodicals archive:
The precancer risk of betel quid chewing, tobacco use and alcohol consumption in oral leukoplakia and oral submucous fibrosis in southern Taiwan.
In Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Papua New Guinea, smoking, alcohol consumption, and chewing of betel quid or areca nut with or without tobacco are the predominant causes of oral cancer.
So-called smokeless tobacco such as snuff, gutkha and betel quid are just as dangerous - but few people are aware of the risks.
ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2009 (Balochistan Times) --Chewing betel quid or paan increases the risk for developing throat cancer.
Key words: oral cancer, cultural risk factors, resource-poor countries, tobacco, alcohol, betel quid INTRODUCTION The social and cultural habits that may predispose people to oral cancer are common in resource-poor countries in Southeast Asia, and remain prevalent among its users following migration to other and better resourced countries.
Beyond the human realm, no offering to the dead or to supernaturals is complete without a betel quid.
Chewing tobacco, betel quid, gutkha and paan are particularly dangerous.