One of the 8,000 Chemicals You Should Definitely Avoid

There is a growing awareness, particularly in our younger generation, that we need to do something about the 8,000 chemicals in our environment that are floating around unregulated. I am hoping for a generation of young warriors who will bring some level of safety standards to our environment and make sure chemical companies pay their fair share for the do-over. One particular chemical that I am joining Dr. Mercola in focusing on is an “anti-foaming agent” that is put on McDonald’s Chicken Mcnuggets. From the good doctor:

Do you put dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone, in your chicken dishes?

How about tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you?

These are just two of the ingredients in a McDonalds Chicken McNugget. Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken. The other 50 percent includes corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and completely synthetic ingredients.

I will admit to eating my share of chicken McNuggets over the years, and I’ve noticed that they have a weird bitter aftertaste, particularly when cold. Well, just one more reason to try to avoid fast food and processed foods whenever possible.

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2 responses

  1. Thanks for the information in this post. But good luck on getting “safety standards” or making the corporations pay anything. It seems we are going to need to depend on the internet and blog-sites to get this kind of info out as the emerging GOP majority in Congress is already taking steps to further deregulate everthing, gutting, some say yjey intend to eliminate, the EPA, cutting science research, eliminating public radio so only the corporate media can broadcast, etc. I note TV ads running explicitly saying the government shouldn’t do anything to promote healthier food.

    I don’t know if the tea party types intended to give the corporations a free hand to do what they want or were duped into it, either eay it comes to the same.

    1. Barry-I’m sure youthink I’m one of the “tea party” types,although in all honesty,I’m not .
      I may agree with some of what they put out there,but on the other hand,I think I really oughta pay taxes to receive services.What I want is for my taxes to be used correctly-is that so hard to understand?
      As far as giving big corporations caret blanche,since my life was ruined by Agent Orange,I don’t think so.
      What I hate worse than anything is social engineering-I’m not EVER gonna let some MSW or whatever tell me how I have to live-I’d sooner be dead.Hey,guess what-that’s one trip NO ONE misses.

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