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Multiple Facebook posts circulating in Thailand claim the World Health Organization (WHO) warned against cooking with aluminium foil due to health concerns. The claim, however, is misleading: a spokesperson for the WHO told AFP that no such warning had been issued as of February 25, 2021. Health experts maintain that using aluminium foil while cooking is generally safe.

The claim was published on Facebook here on February 21, 2021.

Screenshot of the misleading Facebook post, taken on March 1, 2021

The post’s Thai-language caption translates to English as: “Urgent!!! The World Health Organization (WHO)

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