June 1, 2012

Quality Control, Anyone?

1 Fire Retardants Found in Peanut Butter

A fire retardant known as HBCD which is commonly found in the foam insulation of building walls, has turned up in peanut butter and other foods purchased from Dallas, TX grocery stores. Since HBCDs are fat soluble, the findings were particularly high for fatty foods. The chemical makes its way into the food chain via air, water and soil, say experts. The findings are worrisome since the chemical builds up in human tissue and can take up to 219 days to break down. Researchers say that the chemical has even been found in umbilical cord blood. Study author Dr. Arnold Schecter, UT Schl of Public Health says, “Food does not need to have flame retardants.” To reduce your intake of HBCDs, experts recommend cutting down on fatty foods.

More at DailyMail.co.uk | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Infant Food May Be Toxic in Developing Countries

Tags: Toxic Food, Peanut Butter, Flame Retardants Found in Food, HBCD, Dr. Arnold Schecter, University of Texas School of Public Health

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