So how many food products contain petroleum based chemicals?


Here’s an interesting question… So how many do you think?? I really don’t know but let’s see if we can at least get a general idea..

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1. Antihistamines
2. Vitamin Capsules
3. Deodorant
4. Denture Adhesive
5. Ice Cube Trays
6. Lipstick
7. Aspirin
8. Toothbrushes
9. Anesthetics

Here is a list of ten items containing petrol that enter or come in contact with your body.

1. Packaged baked goods often contain petroleum as a way of keeping them ‘fresh’ and mould free. While regular flour, water, egg, milk and sugar combinations go bad relatively quickly, mineral oil keeps them at their prime for weeks.

2. Some chocolates are made with petroleum by-products. You’ll see this labelled as food-grade paraffin wax.

3. Any product that contains Olestra is also a cause for concern. It’s an indigestible plastic with similar properties to mineral oil.

4. TBHQ aka “tert-Butylhydroquinone” is a major cause for concern as it’s found in a myriad of products. From frozen chicken nuggets and pizzas to rice crackers and cookies, supermarkets are brimming with TBHQ.

5. Petroleum derived products are commonly used in a kaleidoscope of food colourings. These are added to everything from corn chips to fresh apples.

6. They may not necessarily be classified as ‘edibles’ but painkillers and vitamins are often packed full of petrochemicals. They contain acetylsalicylic acid, the active ingredient in a multitude of over the counter painkillers such as aspirin.
Food additives can also be packed full of petroleum. Canned products are a particular concern as oil is used to extend their shelf lives.

Here is another source with a breakdown of the amount of petrol products found in your food. make no mistake that petrol products are one of the leading causes of cancer in this country.

Attorney General of NY Barbara D. Underwood

Health effects from exposure to petroleum products vary depending on the concentration of the substance and the length of time that one is exposed. Breathing petroleum vapors can cause nervous system effects (such as headache, nausea, and dizziness) and respiratory irritation. Very high exposure can cause coma and death. Liquid petroleum products which come in contact with the skin can cause irritation and some can be absorbed through the skin. Chronic exposure to petroleum products may affect the nervous system, blood and kidneys. Gasoline contains small amounts of benzene, a known human carcinogen. Animals exposed to high levels of some petroleum products have developed liver and kidney tumors. Whether specific petroleum products can cause cancer in humans is not known; however, there is evidence that occupationally exposed people in the petroleum refining industry have an increased risk of skin cancer and leukemia.6

NCBI Cancer causing products

Studies in humans and animals have shown that gasoline contains a number of cancer-causing and toxic chemicals such as 1,3-butadiene, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes, isoparaffins, methyltert-butylether, and others. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in its Monograph Supplement 7 (1987) concludes that “in the absence of adequate data on humans, it is biologically plausible and prudent to regard agents for which there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals as if they present a carcinogenic risk to humans.”

This is one of my favorite podcast and they do a great job of breaking down where a lot of these petrol products come from and what families are behind it. Mainly J.P. Morgan and Rockefeller. That should come as no surprise to you.

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