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Flame Retardants Found in Peanut Butter, Fish and Meat

Health & Wellness  (tags: health, family, food, peanut butter, HBCD, butter, fish, meat, toxins )

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The last thing your kid's PB&J needs are flame retardants. Really, has a PB&J at your house ever burst into flames? However, new research published in Environmental Health Perspectives has revealed that many foods, including your creamy peanut butter...

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R. G (12)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 7:52 pm

MmAway M (505)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 9:31 pm
Frankly I am with R G going WT????????????????

Thank you NANCY!

RosemaryRannes H (650)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 11:26 pm
Nancy i just checked the label on Kraft pb and it does not list HBDC so i'm wondering if i call Kraft what their response will be! It's very disconcerting to say the least that this flame retardent (sickening) would be found in so many foods!
We're all wondering what's safe to eat these days !
Thanks my buddy

P A (117)
Monday June 4, 2012, 1:05 am
I for one am not in the least surprised - and it may not be a contaminent at all but placed in there to extend the shelf life. As a member of an Iodine group (hypothyroid, iodine defiicient - most of us are lacking in iodine) - I have had to look into fluorides, chlorides, bromides etc - and discovered to my amazement that bromides (flame retardents) are not just in carpets, but in mattresses, sofas and chairs, curtains and clothing - despite apparently little evidence that they help retard flame. They get everywhere and we have loads in our systems from these things - and apparently are also in flours and oils, and lots of bought baked goods - so buyer beware - we need to have several science degrees and a qualification in investigative detective work to get through these days! If you can buy organic and bake it yourself!


Reggie T (5)
Monday June 4, 2012, 9:03 am

Nancy Black (308)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:26 am
Noted and tweeted. This takes the cake, and probably that's literally. What's wrong with us? Why do we think we have to add additivesto our food? For years, thousands of years, food was eatten without special additives. Society survived. I don't know if we will continue to survive if we think we can improve on Mother Nature.

Bianca D (87)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:13 am
Blech. Another reason (along with anaphylatoxin) to make our own peanut butter. If something as nutritious as peanut butter contains something as toxic as hexabromocyclododecane why bother banning sodas?

These will be remembered as The Toxic Times.

* it's time for us to create the world we dream of living in *

Tx Nancy.

Mike S (86)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:26 am
Noted and shared. Thank you for posting Nancy.

Robert S (111)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:35 am
its in everything more or the reason can be found in the profit motive, as usual. What is crime should, must be redefined.

Siti R (12)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:43 am
how bizarre!

Victoria L (13)
Monday June 4, 2012, 12:57 pm
Wow, great...good thing I don't eat meat.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 1:43 pm
This is a little weird.

Angela N (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 2:13 pm

Robert O (12)
Monday June 4, 2012, 2:28 pm
I'm not too surprised but it's still sickening and alarming to see what ends up in our foods. Thank you.

. (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 3:09 pm
I too Rosemary checked my jar of Jiff. This to just miserable as peanut butter is a staple of mine.

Kay M (347)
Monday June 4, 2012, 4:29 pm

Eternal Gardener (745)
Monday June 4, 2012, 8:09 pm
Well if the environment is contaminated with humanity's "brilliant" inventions so is, of course, our food.
We are part of the environment that we are polluting, did anyone really think we are separated from the sick filth we are creating?
Think again and again and again!!!

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Monday June 4, 2012, 11:58 pm
Wow! I wonder if organic is okay?

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 6:35 am

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 12:06 pm
glad I do not eat meat or fish and make my own peanut butter, otherwise I would go vomit.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 12:09 pm
noted with disgust!!

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 2:08 pm
Noted. I so agree with you Robert! Thanks Nancy for sharing this!

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 2:45 pm
What else is going in to our food?

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 3:49 pm
Thanks Nancy--soon we shan't be able to eat anything!

Michael Barth (43)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 3:54 pm
I try to eat as much of my food that is organic. People ask why and this is a good example.

Gwendolyn Krupa (49)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 11:10 pm
Thanks for the info Nancy. This really makes me sick and angry. What can be done, though?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 9:21 am
Of the 6,000 plus uses of the peanut discovered by Dr. George Washington Carver, not one required "seasoning" it with flame retardants.

Susanne R (234)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 11:27 am
Although the thought of it turns my stomach, I can understand how the occasional beetle or rodent hair might find its way into the peanut butter manufacturing process. But how do they explain "substances from a beaver's anal gland"? Is that a flavor enhancer of some sort? Since it's such a specific substance that would have to be manually squeezed from the animal before it could be added to the peanut butter, one can only wonder how it might get into the product. I can't imagine why a beaver would choose to express the contents of its anal gland over a vat of peanut butter. Is anyone else as confused (and disgusted) as I am?

I love peanut butter. I'm going to check the ingredients on my jars very closely. Is there a technical term for "substances from a beaver's anal gland" that I should look for?

Didn't mean to make light of a very serious issue, Nancy. As a grandma with a life-long warped sense of humor, I couldn't help myself. However, PB is a staple for so many people --especially children-- so the allegations contained in this article need to be investigated thoroughly.

Petition anyone?

Carmen S (611)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 5:47 pm
Thanks Nancy, this is really scary, who knows what is in the food?

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 5:28 pm
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