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12 Chemicals Consumed in America That Are Banned in Other Countries

1 CHEMICALS AND ADDITIVES CONSUMED IN AMERICA THAT ARE BANNED IN OTHER COUNTRIES Chemical/Ingredient E Used For Countries Banned In Possible/Claimed Side Effects E POTASSIUM BROMATE A Hormel In 1999, the International United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, European Union, Argentina, China, India, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Peru, Nigeria • Dough Bread A strong oxidizing agent used to strengthen dough and give it an appealing white color. • Cookies Agency on Research for weis Cancer declared • Pizza it a possible • Chips (Kaiser Rolls) human • Breaded patties Other names: Bromic acid, potassium salt carcinogen. GOYA Warning label required in California • Cake (Dough for Turnover Pastries) E BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE (ВНА) AND BUTYLATED HYDROXY- TOLUENE (BHT) A Kellog's United Kingdom, European Union, Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand • Food The National Toxicology Program classified BHA as • Food packaging • Animal feed "reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen." E Nestlē • Cosmetics OH • Rubber • Petroleum products Man-made antioxidant NABISCO • Medicine used as a preservative. BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL (BVO) European Union, Japan, India • Citrus-flavored soft drinks Bromine has been found to irritate skin and mucous membranes. Mixture of plant-derived triglycerides that contains bromine. Used to keep flavors from separating in Excessive long-term use can cause headache, memory loss, and impaired citrus soft drinks. It is also used as a flame retardant coordination. in plastics and furniture. RACTOPAMINE A plainville • Pork Serious adverse Banned in 160 FARMS effects in animals countries • Cattle (death, high stress, lameness, broken limbs, hyperactivity). May affect the Feed additive used to (including European Union, Taiwan, mainland China, and Russia) Poultry promote leanness in animals. Jennie-0 cardiovascular system in humans. 2 BRILLIANT BLUE FCF (BLUE 1) JOLLY rancher Allergic reactions Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland • Cotton candy Synthetic compound used to color foods and other • Canned processed peas products. • Sports drinks • Ice pops Children's medications • Soaps • Shampoos RED 40 Swedish • Candy Implicated in allergies and worsening behavior in Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Norway, Finland Fish • Sports drinks Dye made from petroleum used as a food coloring. • Popsicles children with ADHD European Union requires a warning label REDVINES E YELLOW 5 & 6 A Peeps The EU warning label reads, "May Norway, Finland, and Austria • Ice cream • Popsicles Synthetic lemon yellow dye used as food coloring. have an adverse • Instant puddings effect on activity European Union requires a warning JELLO • Cake mixes and attention in children." label • Soft drinks • Chips Hostess AZODICARBONAMIDE A (ADA) • Foamed plastics (like yoga mats) • Cereal The World Health European Union ARNOLD Organization has linked it to Chemical substance used as a whitening agent and dough conditioner. asthma, and the Breads Center for Science Jimmy Dean • Some fast-food chain bread in the Public Interest has cited products potential cancer risk, especially in high doses. Pillsbury RBST/ARTIFICIAL GROWTH HORMONE General Mills Canada, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Japan Dairy milk Possible link to Making Food People Love increased risk of • Cheese Hormone produced by cows' pituitary glands in small quantities. It has been synthesized artificially and used to increase milk production. cancer; adverse health effects and • Yogurt suffering in cows, including more frequent need for antibiotics, which LAND OLAKES • Ice cream may promote growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. OLESTRA/OLEAN® • Chips Canada, May cause gastrointestinal distress and European Union Pringles • Crackers Fat substitute used to • Salad dressings lower calories of RO prevent the OR lays RO. RO. otherwise high-fat foods. It was widely used in the absorption of key fat-soluble OR • Frozen yogurts RO ÖR OR 1990s but has since lost nutrients and popularity. carotenoids PARABENS A Isopropyl- and isobutylparaben Endocrine Disruption banned by European Union; 5 parabens banned by ASEAN disruption, especially (10 Southeast Asian Cetaphil • Makeup The European Commission on • Skincare A class of preservatives used in cosmetics and • Hair products has found evidence OLAY O pharmaceuticals. They of endocrine inhibit mold and bacteria in babies. They may disrupt sex hormones and act as growth. countries) COVERGIRL a very weak estrogen. ... . . Ý “PINK SLIME" • Meat products Canada, Bans are due to the use of ammonia. • Ground meat European Union Meat byproduct used to "bulk up" meat products. It is created from scraps and trimmings that have been processed and • Fast food However, F Tyson ammonia is responsible for killing harmful bacteria. cleaned with ammonia. Sources: | / Created by: 則 即 即

12 Chemicals Consumed in America That Are Banned in Other Countries

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This shocking list showcases 12 chemicals that are consumed in the United States which are banned in other areas of the world. Oftentimes the substances are banned for a good reason such as evidence i...


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