‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical May Be in 500 Grocery Store Food Items

via Fox News

A chemical found in yoga mats could be in a lot of grocery store food items, according to a new report.

Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a list of 500 foods that may contain azodicarbonamide (ADA), a foaming agent.

 

ADA, which is also found in yoga mats and flip flops, has been in the news lately because Subway announced it would be phasing it out of bread sold in U.S. stores.

Archer Farms, Pillsbury and Betty Crocker may contain the chemical.

 

Dr. David Samadi said the chemical preserves bread and appears to be used for business purposes. He said it’s banned in Europe and Australia.

ADA can reportedly cause respiratory issues and skin irritation if consumed in large doses.

 

Dr. Samadi is a board-certified urologic oncologist trained in open and traditional and laparoscopic surgery and is an expert in robotic prostate surgery. He is chairman of urology, chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is a medical correspondent for the Fox News Channel’s Medical A-Team.

Learn more at roboticoncology.com. Visit Dr. Samadi’s blog at SamadiMD.com. Follow Dr. Samadi on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical May Be in 500 Grocery Store Food Items
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Dr. David Samadi, MD.

Dr. David Samadi, MD. is Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and named to the prestigious Castle Connoly America’s Top Doctors and New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s List.

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Dr. David Samadi, MD.

Dr. David Samadi, MD. is Chairman of Urology and the Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and named to the prestigious Castle Connoly America’s Top Doctors and New York Magazine’s Best Doctor’s List.