Mac and Cheese and Some Of The Real Food Cheeses Contain Hidden Carcinogens and Hormone Disruptors
Some of the most well-known chemicals that are used to make plastics more flexible are phthalates. They are also used like solvents in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes, personal care and office products like adhesives, ink and rubber. If you look at it like this, you could get a doubled dose of these phthalates from a shampoo: one from the fragrance and one from the bottle. You’ll get 1/3 of a dose of the chemical if you drink one bottle of bottled water just before you go and have a shower.
You can’t avoid them since they’re everywhere around us. They are so dangerous because they attack our lungs and the reproductive system according to some animal studies. In case of problems with your hormones, you’ll have to try and decrease your exposure because some of these matters can even cause cancer!
According to a recent analysis, the cheese powder which makes macaroni and cheese contains hidden high concentrations of phthalates which aren’t even mentioned in the ingredients’ label!
The study used 30 cheese products that were all different as well as whole food cheese. Natural cheeses showed the least amount of chemicals, but 29 of the 30 products were abundant in phthalates!
The most chemicals could be found in processed cheese products. Some of the surprises was that many of the products with chemicals were listed as organic! Even 9 of those products were made of Kraft Heinz and scientists are doing everything they can to remove them from sales.
KDVR claims that the chemicals aren’t added intentionally. They probably found their way with the manufacturing process itself.
These chemicals could be found in the plastic gloves, plastic tubing, gaskets etc. through the whole food supply chain.
According to the researches, increased levels of phthalates can be stored into the fat cells, but have also been linked to infertility. There were even some of them which caused neurodevelopmental problems in children who were exposed while they were still in their mother’s womb.