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The Health Effects of Food Additives Alina Wang 3/7/11 History -Eggplant, Clementine
Food additives are necessary. It is truly shocking how many incidents and recalls have happened from food additives. for our convenience. but since they were introduced. pesticides and fertilizers can get contaminated with food products. which is a consumer-protection law in which any additives shown to cause cancer would be banned immediately. sulfites. In the past many food additives were fist used and believed safe. flavorings. but in food producing. and banned. and other substances used to modify food (thickeners. bladder cancer. Preservatives in food are used to slow down spoilage (antioxidants) or to prevent mold (antimycotics) . Despite this. It is evident that food additives are harmful and bad for us. it is possible that some food additives we currently use will be proven toxic and banned.2 WANG Food additives used today are hazardous to our health. intestinal cancer. and many common allergies. The majority of the additives used today could just be so. many people get sick. it is just that they are now over-used and some more dangerous additives have been . A lot of sickness has been caused by food additives. stabilizers). Already. Drug and food laws are always enforced to regulate the use of food additives. Before additives. you can eat a bag of chips and drink a juice box at lunch. obesity. These additives in food are not the only problem. but they have a great positive impact as well. birth defects. most foods needed to be bought fresh daily. An enforced part of these laws is the Delaney Clause. Other additives can color food or change the taste and texture. asthma. Food additives include color dyes. Food additives have not always been used. Because of additives. After a few more years of research. organ damage. recent testings on artificial food colorings have shown dangers that were not exposed before. Many color additives used in the past century have caused sicknesses and diseases like liver cancer. notable health problems have risen. like sodium nitrate which is found in most cured meats. but still. neurological problems. some additives known to cause cancer. Health problems that are believed to be caused by food additives are cancer. but after further study they were proven toxic. are still used and eaten often. and heart problems. Food additives were first used for multiple reasons. GMO's (genetically modified organisms). preservatives.
natural preservatives like salt or vinegar. if we spent more time and money on it. More money used be used for research on safer. This will benefit the entire human kind. Food manufacturers should use original. and foods that cannot be preserved by those should be eaten fresh. If this happened. safe additives. With the technology we have today.WANG 3 developed and utilized. and other sicknesses would decrease as well. it is positive that cancer rates would drop. . effective food additives. it's very possible to develop new.
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