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Saturday, November 26, 2016

These 29 Breakfast Cereals Contain a Poisonous Ingredient

About 29 popular breakfast cereals so far have been found to contain a poisonous ingredient that can cause some serious side effects. They all contain an ingredient called Trisodium phosphate, a strong chemical typically used as a cleaning agent, food additive, stain remover and degreaser.

Why it is added to cereals

Trisodium phosphate is added to cereals to enhance their color and also to make the cereal flow more easily through the extruder during manufacturing. The FDA approves it, determining that a safe and acceptable daily intake is 70 mg per kg of body weight, meaning a 70 kg person can consume almost 5 grams of it without ill effects. That's what they say.

Side effects

Solvents, degreasers and cleaners containing trisodium phosphate add a poison warning on the bottle with instructions on what to do if swallowed. Side effects can include:

  • Throat swelling and difficulty breathing
  • Severe pain or burning in the nose, eyes, ears, lips, or tongue
  • Vision loss
  • Severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting
  • Blood in the stool
  • Burns of the esophagus

Cereals that contain trisodium phosphate

Just look at the label and you will see that these cereals contain trisodium phosphate. They include Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Fruit Loops, Kix, Wheat Chex, Honey Comb, and many more. These are cereals commonly enjoyed by children as well as adults.

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