Cancerous chemical is being commonly used in toothpastes, find scientists

25 Jul

It seems to me that it is probably very important that food is not being overcooked!

This is mentioned in the post that I reblogged:

“. . . .  FSA’s campaign against overcooked starchy foods is based on laboratory tests show that acrylamide in the diet causes cancer in animals. The carcinogenic nature of acrylamide in food was first discovered by a Swedish study in 2002. While the same has not been proven in human studies, scientists seem to agree that acrylamide has the potential to cause cancer in humans.

Foods like roasted potatoes and root vegetables, chips, crisps, toast, cakes, biscuits, cereals and coffee naturally contain acrylamide. The aim of the campaign is not to shun these foods but to be careful about the way they are cooked.

If these starchy foods are heated for too long they turn from golden to brown and finally black. This intensifies the levels of acrylamide produced which can pose a health risk.

The campaign is trying to create an awareness about overcooked or burnt starchy foods and avoid eating overcooked potatoes or burnt toast. . . .”

Journal of People

A Journal of People report

A new study carried out by the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in the UK and published in the Scientific Reports Journal said:

Toothpastes and a few other food products contain an additive called titanium dioxide, which may cause cancer.

An additive is a substance used in products to improve or preserve it. Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium. It is commonly referred to as E171 on the ingredient list and is often used in products like toothpastes, biscuits, chewing gums and sunscreen.

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4 Responses to “Cancerous chemical is being commonly used in toothpastes, find scientists”

  1. stuartbramhall July 27, 2017 at 10:03 am #

    Smart people are switching to homemade baking soda toothpaste – just like my grandmother used to use.

    • auntyuta July 27, 2017 at 10:17 am #

      I always look out for toothpaste that contains no fluoride. In Australia it is not easy to find such toothpaste.

  2. doesitevenmatter3 August 2, 2017 at 10:31 am #

    I didn’t know this. Thank you for sharing, Uta!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

    • auntyuta August 3, 2017 at 9:49 am #

      doesitevenmatter3: HUGS!!! 🙂
      This was something I reblogged from Dr Stuart Bramhall’s site. She always publishes very interesting blogs.
      i remember, as children we were always warned not to eat anything that was burnt. That would have been more than seventy years ago when we actually were warned that we might end up with cancer when eating burnt food!

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