Eat Safe: The Truth About Additives from Aspartame to Xanthan Gum

Eat Safe: The Truth About Additives from Aspartame to Xanthan Gum

Paperback

By (author) Bill Statham

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  • Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 102mm x 150mm x 25mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 8 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Reading, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0762435259
  • ISBN 13: 9780762435258
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 845,675

Product description

Updated and revised, this edition of the international bestseller is an easy-to-read, pocket-size guide to the additives that color, preserve, and flavor everything you-and your kids and your pets!-eat. Its comprehensive: including the common name of the additive (e. g. Aluminum ammonium sulfate); its function (stabilizer, buffer); potential effects (safe at low levels...large doses can cause burning of mouth, throat, stomach, and intestinal tract. ); where it can be found (in baking powder, milling, and cereal production); and-scariest of all-where else this chemical additive can be found (purifying drinking water, fireproofing[!], glue). With more consumers turning to organic groceries and food prep, there is nothing else out there that addresses additives specifically and exclusively. With food and toy recalls every other week, this is the perfect volume for those wishing to become smarter and safer shoppers. Includes a glossary, bibliography, online resources, and appendices, as well as sections on cosmetics and genetic modification.

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Bill Statham is a researcher and writer in health education, who studied and practiced homeopathy in the UK and Australia for more than ten years. He lives in the state of Victoria in Australia.