Beware Of This Additive Hidden In Your Sweets

What the !%@^ are you eating?!?

Titanium Dioxide

What is it?

A food additive that is also found in toothpaste, cosmetics, sunscreen, pharmaceuticals and paper. It adds whiteness and texture to products.

What’s the problem?

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles are classified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”, by the international agency for research on cancer. Some research shows they may cause cell damage, inflammation and affect immune response.

Where is it banned?

It’s not banned anywhere right now.

What to look out for?

Read your labels, especially for foods like sweets, candies, gum, low-fat products and certain cheeses.

What to do?

Researchers say until more is known, titanium dioxide nanoparticles “should be used with great care”.

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