Newspapers, News reports & articles aplenty are all surfacing about the dangers of Titanium Dioxide. Our local radio station even included the issue in their news bulletin this morning when I was dropping the kidlets to school.
The Sydney Morning Herald has a great article on the dangers & a video of Professor Thomas Faunce speaking about nano particles in our foods & the effects they may be having on our children - high incidences of Auto-immune diseases & the rise in childhood autism.
Why all of a sudden is there so much interest in the safety of Titanium Dioxide?
Researchers from France and Luxembourg gave E171 (the much more food friendly name for Titanium Dioxide) in Europe and the United States, to lab rats in their drinking water for 100 days.
Of those rats, 40 per cent of the exposed rodents developed “preneoplastic lesions” or precancerous growths. The Titanium Dioxide also inhibited the immune systems of the rats and “accelerated” the growth of the lesions. France’s INRA agricultural research institute, which took part in the study, said in a statement.“These results demonstrate a role in initiating and promoting the early stages of colorectal cancer formation,” though it said no conclusion could be drawn about later phases of cancer, or of any danger to humans..........(not till they test it on us!!)
The results of the study were published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.
Reacting to the report, France’s ministers of health, agriculture and economy instructed the country’s food health and safety agency, Anses, to investigate whether the additive poses a risk for human health.The agency has till the end of March to release its findings.
The study was said to be prompted by “growing concerns that daily oral… Intake is associated with an increased risk of chronic intestinal inflammation and carcinogenesis”, or cancer formation".
So what does this have to do with you?
Titanium dioxide is found in pretty much all makeup & sunscreen.
And studies have long shown that products applied to the skin end up in the bloodstream within half an hour. With penetration rates depending on where they are applied. Absorption rates for your face & scalp are 5-10 times higher than on other parts of our body (Hotchkiss 1994).
Not to mention that in 2005, the Environmental Working Group published a combination of two studies that found toxic chemicals in the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies born in the U.S. in the fall of 2004. They screened for more than 400 chemicals, and an astounding 287 toxins were detected within the umbilical cord blood of these newborns. Of these 287 chemicals, 217 were neurotoxins, and 208 are known to damage growth development or cause birth defects.
So, it comes down to whether you want to take the risk of having Titanium Dioxide in your blood stream?
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