Hazardous dioxins are considered one of the worst toxic manmade. They are highly carcinogenic and seriously affect our hormonal system.
Given facts like this one wonders our daily food is safe?, stomach Do you really know what reaches our plates?, Are chemicals added, incorporating?
And it is that many of the polymers, substances that make plastic containers that we use at home, are also in the spotlight.
El PVC, polystyrene and bisphenol A are the most contentious and that greater numbers have dangerous effects to our health, according to recent scientific studies. Polyethylene terephthalate is the component of water bottles, zumo o leche, among other products.
FAMOUS 'E'. Dyes, preservatives, antioxidants, sweeteners, emulgents, thickeners and gelling, among other substances, part of the chemical cocktail we eat daily in food. These are called additives, that the labels of the products appear with a E- followed by a number. Some of them, as the sweetener cyclamate E-952, was banned in the U.S. for cancer. Other additives are conflicting E-102, E-104, E-110, E-122, E-124 E-129 y, according to a recent study are associated with hyperactivity syndrome in children.
In the food industry it is observed "an abuse of additives, synthetic substances that are hidden behind the known E-, whose functions could be achieved with natural products. With these synthetic additives is to reduce costs and extend the life of the product on the supermarket shelf.
Many labels on food are unclear or even additive content of transgenic origin if, and industries that use it have recourse to the legality of the use of additives. The truth is that many of these products do not have enough long-term studies to ensure they are safe for health. Nor have studied the effects of synergies, the adverse effect that may appear by the sum of several of these substances.
Consumers, when buying food, bet on "green products, the home craftsmen ", free of additives and naturally produced, without chemical pesticides.
Risks of packaging
Styrofoam trays for food, we see in super freezers, are made from polystyrene, a substance which is absorbed more easily by fat. Are attributed to adverse effects on the endocrine system and possibly carcinogenic.
The controversial Bisphenol A is used in the linings of some canned and packaged prepared foods for microwave heating. This item is labeled as toxic to the human body and, in fact, EU, applying the principle of prudence, banned its use in baby bottles and other helpful childcare.
Phthalates are chemical compounds that are used in the manufacture of plastic film and an element added to the aluminum foil. Often used as plastic wrap to preserve food. Cause kidney problems and according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) U.S. are carcinogens.
The solution is to learn
While we must take into account the complex nature of food security makes it difficult to lay, in many cases, having a clear idea of the danger on the reporting
It should be minding the consumer that a food substance to be authorized must pass several strict security controls.