But I got stuck on just one.
Polysorbate 80. Brand names include Alkest, Canarcel and Tween.
|Picture take from Arrow Chemicals Company|
From Suite 101.com I got this: According to Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Volume 95, Number 6, December 2005 , pp. 593-599(7), "it is of current relevance as a 'hidden' inductor of anaphylactoid reactions", and "Polysorbate 80 was identified as the causative agent for the anaphylactoid reaction of nonimmunologic origin in the patient. Conclusions: Polysorbate 80 is a ubiquitously used solubilizing agent that can cause severe nonimmunologic anaphylactoid reactions."
Put in plain English, polysorbate 80 can affect your immune system and cause severe anaphylactic shock which can kill.Read more at Suite101: Polysorbate 80 Causes Infertility: An Emulsifier That Can Damage Your Reproductive Health | Suite101.com http://joanna-karpasea-jones.suite101.com/polysorbate-80-causes-infertility-a60320#ixzz1aZP6Whbq
Polysorbate 80 is used in (to name just a few things): ice cream and other milk products, some medications and vaccines (flue shots), lotions, creams, toothpaste, batteries, paints and adhesives.
Polysorbate 80 may be harmful to people, like me, who have Crohn's disease.
Click HERE for a list of possible side effects and allergic reactions.
And HERE, at the FDA, is a list of the many different kinds of food additives, the good, the bad AND the ugly.
Over the years I have learned to read labels. I say whenever possible go natural, go organic.