• Food additive or carcinogen? The growing list of chemicals banned by EU but used in US

    8 days ago - By The Guardian

    The EU is banning food whitener titanium dioxide. It is the latest example of a chemical deemed unsafe in Europe that's still used in the US There's a hidden ingredient used as a whitener in an array of foods, from candies and pastries to cheeses and gum. It's called titanium dioxide, and while commonly used in the US, it's being banned in the EU as a possible carcinogen. The additive, also known as E171, joins a host of other chemicals that are banned in foods in the European Union but allowed in the US.
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