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Your Chewing Gum Is Making You a Lab Rat

Health & Wellness  (tags: FDA, Food, Food Safety, Health, health and safety regulation, nanotechnology, Toxic Chemicals )

- 1109 days ago -
Tiny nanoparticles are entering our food supply unregulated, unlabeled, and untested.


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Freya H (345)
Friday May 6, 2016, 5:14 pm
This is a disgusting habit anyway.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 6, 2016, 7:00 pm
"Preliminary studies have found these nanomaterials to be highly toxic both in isolated cells and in animal studies. Yet, as with GMO foods, they’ve entered our food supply unregulated, unlabeled, and untested. This makes consumers the lab rats."

Here we go, again?! What new engineered health hazard do "The Borg" have in mind for us now??

Animae C (508)
Friday May 6, 2016, 7:52 pm
EEK!!!! That's horrible!
i have Sjogren's, no amount of water helps, sometimes i have to chew gum!
i'll have to reconsider!!!

Thanx Judy

Judy C (91)
Friday May 6, 2016, 11:20 pm
I don't care much for gum, but this stuff is in lots of other products, too, and they don't even have to label it! AniMae, I think there is gum available at health food stores that would probably be free of nanoparticles.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 7, 2016, 12:32 am
Yuck--i've never been a gum chewer tho i know it's often suggested to combat anxiety+stress. thx Judy

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 6:28 am
Something natural, please

Janis K (129)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 10:26 am
Thanks for sharing

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 12:51 pm
Chewing gum also helps if one is quitting smoking - although since it's now 40 years this Memorial Day since I quit, I probably avoided toe worst of it. I also agree with the author that it can help stay awake. If you are disgusted by it, don't watch.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 3:07 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting this info, Judy.
Well, I would definitely like to know if there are nanoparticles in anything I ingest. I would definitely avoid them if given the chance. I never found anything wrong with chewing gum from "the old days."
This is supposed to be what labeling is for.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 4:37 pm
Interesting. Thanks Judy

Marcella T (0)
Sunday May 8, 2016, 10:02 pm

Sheryl G (359)
Monday May 9, 2016, 4:57 am
Congrats Joanne, I'm on year 27 myself. Wish I'd stopped sooner, but glad I did. Chewing gum, the only time I chewed it was in an airplane to keep my ears from hurting. It appears this crap isn't just in chewing gum per the article. This whole Country is a laboratory experiment for Corporate.
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