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3 More Shocking Modern Food Additives

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Check out the ridiculous things they are putting in the food that you probably eat everyday.

1) Propylene Glycerol

Propylene Glycerol is used in a few food products like fast food salads, and many other products as a preservative in foods and tobacco products. It is also used in personal care products and pharmaceuticals. Best of all, the compound is also used as an aircraft de-icing fluid and anti-freeze.

Propylene glycol is considered Generally Recognized As Safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. During digestion, propylene glycerol converts into propionaldehyde, which is generally recognized as a hazardous chemical. Proylene glycerol has also been found to have a strong connection between airborne concentrations (off-gassing from interior paint) and asthma and allergic reactions in children. The compound has been banned for use in cat food as well.

2) Potassium Bromate

Potassium Bromate is typically used as a flour improving element,  it apparently strengthens the dough and allows for higher rising. Thankfully, under the right conditions, the compound will be completely used up. However, if the conditions are not exactly right, a residue will remain, and that’s bad. Why? Bromate is considered a category 2B carcinogen.

This means it is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Thankfully,  potassium bromate has been banned for use in Canada, China, and a few other countries. However, it has not been banned in the United States.

3) Titanium Dioxide

There are large amounts of titanium dioxide in paint, usually the more expensive, high quality paint has more titanium dioxide because of its dense and opaque white colour. The material also has a very high refractive index, which means it reflects light very well. This characteristic also makes titanium dioxide good at being sunscreen.

There is no evidence to suggest that Titanium Dioxide is absorbed through the skin. But that is not what we are concerned about. Titanium dioxide is also used as a food whitener.

There are been quite a few studies done on the health and safety concerns of digesting titanium dioxide. So far, it has been confirmed that titanium dioxide is possibly a caner-causing carcinogen when inhaled.

Overall, however, there seems to be some confusion whether or not titanium dioxide is safe to eat or not. We don’t know either, but what we can tell you is that your body certainly does not require titanium dioxide to survive, and we are going wager that it definitely won’t hurt you if you stop eating it.

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