Food Additive Under Cancer Causing Investigation
A commonly used food additive known as titanium dioxide is under investigation of the possibilities of having cancer causing elements. A recent study shows that this additive commonly used in sauces, chewing gum, lollipop and biscuits have been found to initiate first stage cancer in animals. Titanium dioxide is used by industries to lighten their products such as cosmetics and sunscreen.
Exposure to the nanoparticles of titanium dioxide is said to damage cells and affect the immune system, however such effects are still under debate. But a study by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, recent research shows that after oral exposure of animals the titanium dioxide nanoparticles are absorbed by the intestine and passed into the bloodstream. The researchers exposed rats to oral doses of titanium dioxide measure equal to average person being exposed to it to on its daily life. The exposure resulted in a non-malignant stage of carcinogenesis.
This is a process wherein normal cells become cancerous cells, and 40 percent of the animals were affected. The findings prompted health officials to conduct an investigation about the food additive that results will be released at the end of March. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand, for years has been claiming that there are too little evidence nanoparticles in food because no company had applied for approval.
According to the Stuff.co.nz, nevertheless, testing by environmental group Friends of the Earth in 2015 found nanoparticles of titanium dioxide and silica in 14 popular products, including salad dressing, white sauce and sugar coated chocolates. A review into the oral ingestion of titanium dioxide in 2016 by the FSANZ, it was found that there is no strong evidence to support claims of significant health risks. According to the Starts At 60, even though the risk has not yet been proven four of processors and retailers in France have claimed that they will remove titanium dioxide in their products.
Influenza Vaccine: Flu Shots Every Year Could Be The Best Way To Protect Yourself
People are encouraged to have an Influenza vaccine for the cases of flu in North Texas is increasing. The officials of New Mexico Department of Health also encourages New Mexicans it is not yet too late to have a vaccination that prevents flu.
Climate Change Could Have Caused Birds' Tuft Reversal Evolution
A new study finds that climate change have affected birds' tuft to a reversal evolution. Normally male flycatchers grow a sparkling white patch on their forehead the bird uses this patch to attract mate during mating seasons.
Glaucoma Could Be Prevented Through Stem Cell Secretion
Glaucoma is a disorder that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. Glaucoma can be passed on to family members as an inherited disease. It is estimated that 3 million Americans have glaucoma but only half of those know they have it. In an attempt to find a cure for this eye disease, experts resorted to stem cell treatment.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
These Are 5 of the Most Wanted IT Jobs in 2020
These are the most wanted IT jobs in 2020, considering different factors such as: education, salary and job outlook.
How Do Personal Emergency Response Systems Work?
Personal emergency response systems, known as PERS for short, are systems that help people to raise the alarm and get immediate help when a medical or personal emergency occurs. They are ideal for older people and anyone with a mobility issue or an injury or illness that can cause falls.
Game Developers’ Different Roles in the Studio
Learn about the different professionals involved in developing video games. Becoming a game developer is one of the coolest jobs around and your 14-year-old self, perched on the edge of your bed as you play PlayStation, will thank you for making such an awesome career move.
Michael Wiener of Albuquerque New Mexico Shares Fun Facts About the History of USA License Plates
Motor vehicle license plates are physical, historical records of motor vehicle history and license plate collecting attracts fans of history, motor vehicles, and classic design. In this article, license plate expert Michael Wiener of Albuquerque New Mexico shares fun facts about license plates in the United States.