posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 12:28 PM
So, I work in a chemical laboratory, and while creating a new formulation for one of our products, I came across the accusation that this certain
chemical is approved for use in food products. One serious offender being McDonald's McChicken nuggets.
This offending chemical is, Polydimethylsiloxane. Let's call it PDMS. Take a look at the Material safety data sheet.
So, here it tells us that PDMS, under section 11: Toxicological effects, has a low ingestion hazard.
So It's low. But It's still there and It's still a risk.
Let's not forget, PDMS was the material originally used for breast implants, but was deemed too hazardous to human health. So, It's not ok to stick
it into your breast's, but It's ok to feed it to your kid's apparently.
But check this out. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogenic. Guess what PDMS is degraded to under heat? Well one of the compounds happens to be
Formaldehyde. Check out the second part of this link.
FDA Approve PDMS
I guess the question is, how many of you are feeding this stuff to your kid's?