1,4-dioxane is a carcinogen linked to organ toxicity and is found in most cosmetics but is not mentioned on the product labels. The reason for this could be because 1,4-dioxane is a contaminant created when common ingredients react to form the compound when mixed together. Some of the chemicals to look out for that could create it are Sodium laureth sulfate, PEG compounds, chemicals that include the clauses xynol, ceteareth and oleth. It is found in shampoos, liquid soap, bubble bath, hair relaxers etc. Continue reading
Maggi Cup-a-licious Winter vegetables with Ginger is a soup with carrots, beans, green bell pepper, Indian ginger & the flavour of lemongrass.
This soup contains a very high amount of salt at 4.6 gm per 100 gm pack. The WHO recommends a daily intake of salt between 1-3 grams. In addition, it has almost 13 grams of sugar! To put this in perspective, this has as much sugar and more salt than 100 grams of Coke or Pepsi!
It contains Palm oil which we consider safe but some process contaminant issues have been raised recently. The safety authority delivered a scientific report that current levels of glycerol-based process contaminants found in palm oil are a “potential health concern”. Continue reading
Bihar is the largest producer of litchis in India but it became a mystery as to why it was responsible for the death of a large number of school children in in 2014. Three years later, researchers from the US and India found that litchi contains certain natural toxins, mainly said to be in the seeds. Continue reading
According to a new study, junk foods like pizza, french fries and burgers which come packed in greaseproof paper may lead to developmental problems in children, decreased fertility and an increased risk of cancer. The findings showed that food packaging contains more than two dozen toxic highly fluorinated chemicals, including a phased-out substance called PFASs (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), also known as PFCs, that come mostly from older, recycled materials or other undetermined sources. Continue reading
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) is focusing on the elevation of the quality of food sold via online channels, after numerous consumers complaints of the sites selling expired food products. Continue reading