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It's an antioxidant; it keeps cooking oil from going bad.
Derived from petroleum,
it's also popularly used in paints and varnishes.
Originally posted by FredT
but lunch should not read like a periodic table of the elements
Originally posted by FredT
McDonald's McNuggets made with 'Silly Putty' chemical
(visit the link for the full news article)
What kid doesn't love McDonald's Chicken McNuggets? The white meat chunks are tasty and perfect for little mouths and hands. And while most parents are aware that McNuggets aren't perfectly healthy, they probably don't know exactly what goes into making them.
CNN has revealed that the fast-food chain makes this popular menu item with the chemical preservative tBHQ, tertiary butylhydroquinone, a petroleum-based product. Mcnuggets also contain dimethylpolysiloxane, "an anti-foaming agent" also used in Silly Putty.
Read more: www.sfgate.com...
For the group treated with TBHQ and killed at 24 hours, there
was a statistically-significant increase in the frequency of
micronuclei (p < 0.01).
Ingredients: depending on the type and flavor, popcorn may contain butterfly and/or mushroom popcorn, butter (artificial or natural), vitamin A palmitate, artificial flavors colored with beta carotene and FD&C yellow #5 lake and FD&C yellow #6 lake, canola, cottonseed, coconut oil, dimethylpolysiloxane (an anti foaming agent), partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, palm, salt, sunflower, soy beans, soy, soybean corn, soy lecithin, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavors, palm, salt, sodium phosphate, yellow #5, lactic acid, yellow #6, turmeric extract, sugar, corn syrup solids, syloid silica as anti-caking agent, baking soda, hydrolyzed soy protein, autoyzed yeast extract, barley, soy, milk and egg components, and special flavors and seasonings.
It may be added to food products as a substitute for fat or used as a lubricant in enema preparations, because most of the ingested material is excreted in the stool rather than being absorbed by the body. The use of food grade mineral oil is self-limiting because of its laxative effect. The maximum daily intake is calculated to be about 100 mg, of which some 80 mg are contributed from its use on machines in the baking industry.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by FredT
I also read in Dr. Mercola site that the chicken used by the big chain are chickens from places like Brazil that sanitary and health conditions are despicable.
But they can come around an post cute commercials showing how they care about chickens
Deceivers and liars all the big food chains.