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Food processing techniques can add unlisted chemicals to food

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Food manufactures may use food processing techniques which add chemicals to foods that are not listed on the label. A recent innovation in food packaging is ‘modified atmosphere packaging’ or MAP.

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Food additive dangers explained – Natural Therapy pages talks to Bill Statham, author of The Chemical Maze

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Food additive dangers are explained in a pocket guidebook and iPhone application that lists a comprehensive range of additives, their common ailments and health concerns.

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Avoiding mercury in pregnancy

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Avoiding mercury during pregnancy is in the best interests of mother and baby. For the fetus, mercury exposure (which can be ingested or absorbed via the mothers skin) can result in brain and nervous system damage and also impacts on … Continue reading

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Allergies to Nitrates (251) in meat products

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Nitrates (251) can produce allergic symptoms within minutes of ingestion in people with chemical sensitivities. Symptoms include gastrointestinal ailments, skin irritations such as hives, swelling and redness, fatigue and headache, congestion and asthma complications.

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Lactose intolerance symptoms in adults

Lactose intolerance symptoms in adults can range from bloating and gas to gripping stomach pains, nausea and diarrhea. Lactose is a sugar molecule that the gut breaks down and absorbs as glucose and galactose. It is the body’s inability to … Continue reading

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MSG has many different names

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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The food additive 621 MSG is most obviously found listed on a label as 620-622. However MSG is contained in may other ingredients food where it is not listed so conveniently. To avoid MSG in all its disguises be on … Continue reading

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Food irradiation – is it OK?

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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In Australia there are no laws requiring manufacturers to indicate when food has been irradiated. In the US, all irradiated foods must be labelled.

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Chemical additives in pet foods effect health

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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The pet food market in Australia, in 2003, was worth over $1.2 billion. Of the 7.5 million households in Australia, 63% own pets so that equates to big business for manufacturers. In recent years, pet foods have been marketed to … Continue reading

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Mascara – a list of chemicals that may surprise you

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Mascara has an ingredient list that includes a range of chemicals: Petroleum distillates, shellac, acrylates (strong irritants), phenylmercuric acetate (preservative made from benzenes and mercury that can cause blisters, skin irritation and allergic reactions), parabens (hormone disrupters, allergens), quaternium-22 (preservative, … Continue reading

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‘Scorecard’ reveals the truth about toxic loads

Posted on 18 September 2011 in Blog by L. Schneider
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Have you notices that some entries in The Chemical Maze list potential effects with the term ‘Scorecard’ after them (see formaldehyde for an example)? Scorecard spotlights the top polluters in the US and ranks states and countries by pollutant releases. … Continue reading

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