Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by DAZ21
Ok first off, I don't think you quite understand how it works. Formaldehyde can exist in many different forms, like trioxane for example.
Hahaha, if I was to experiment on a chicken nuggets at work, I think I'd be fired. Even if I tried in secret, we have cctv cameras in every room, so
I don't think you get how it works. You told us of one chemical, that supposedly in situ changes into formaldehyde, which now when I addressed it you
claim it could be trioxane.
In chemistry, it is used as a stable, easily handled source of anhydrous formaldehyde.
Trioxane synthesis requires an acidic catalyst from what I gather. (Acidic fryer oil at McD's? ) And still the boiling point is lower than the
fryers cooking temperature. So my question now is why would you even mention it?
As I said, I don't think you are a chemist. I'm not either, I reflect back to high school learnings, but some basic stuff is being lost on you.
Which is odd because one might presume you were an authority on the matter.
You are the one that put out the warning of a "McDonald's Massacre" after all....
Ok Boncho, It's obvious you think I'm fabricating all of this up.
One. I picked a random different form of Formaldehyde, just to show you that it exists in other forms. Paraformaldehyde, or Methanediol try that
Two. Here's a link to a pdf file that shows the correlation of temperature vs. PDMS breakdown into Formaldehyde. So I'm not making this up for fun.
Temperature Vs. Formaldehyde Correlation
Finally Three. It doesn't matter whether It's in the food in small amounts. The question you should be asking is, what the Hell is it doing in food
anyway? As someone posted above, you can drink a drop of bleach a day with no ill effects. But would you? These chemicals are used to cheapen the
products, and increase profit.
Also yes having a large amount in one sitting of anything, if It's too much, will kill you. But I don't want a small amount of PDMS in my food or
Formaldehyde, regardless of how small the amount is, because we simply don't know the true damage it is doing to our bodies over decades of
Hopefully this will put an end to any debunkers. I think I covered all of my bases, what say you Boncho?
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