posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:55 PM
1. What is acrylamide?
Acrylamide is a chemical that is used to make polyacrylamide materials. Polyacrylamide is used in the treatment of drinking-water and waste water
where it is used to remove particles and other impurities (see Question 15). It is also used to make glues, paper and cosmetics. Polyacrylamide
materials contain very small amounts of acrylamide.
Acrylamide is also used in the construction of dam foundations and tunnels, and appears to be produced in some foods prepared at high temperatures.
2. What is the problem?
Acrylamide is known to cause cancer in animals. Also, certain doses of acrylamide are toxic to the nervous system of both animals and humans.
In April 2002 the Swedish National Food Authority reported the presence of elevated levels of acrylamide in certain types of food processed at high
temperatures. Since then, acrylamide has been found in a range of cooked and heat-processed foods in other countries, including The Netherlands,
Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Yup, stay away from fast and processed food.