This Blog discusses a food additive polydimethylsiloxane also known as Dimethylpolysiloxane. All I can say is when I try to tell people about McDonalds Chicken McNuggets being made with Plastic they look at me like I have three heads and I face all sorts of attacks and condemnations. I always like to say that “Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.” – Albert Einstein.
Its a fact that McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets contain
Dimethylpolysiloxane as an antifoaming agent and the chemical is a form of silicone also used in cosmetics, breast implants, space shuttle re entry tiles and Silly Putty.
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
I’ve tried to tell my family as well as my childs mother that Id do not want our daughter eating this crap but like most American Zombies they will fight to protect that which they shouldn’t, they try to protect the things that which they don’t want understand out of willful ignorance. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” I hope that at least one of them takes the blinders off and see the damage they are doing to my child every time they are willfully ignorant and allow my child to eat this garbage. We also know that it so thoroughly destroys the kidneys of laboratory animals that they become prone to having heart attacks. The only known biological use for silica is as a filtration agent. In fact, it is used to filter food and aid digestion in birds for that reason. You can even make your beer more pure with it!
“Studies in mice suggest that horsetail
may change the activity of the kidneys, causing abnormal control of the amount of water and potassium release. Low potassium, which in theory may occur with horsetail, can have negative effects on the heart.”
“But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can’t last.”― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 I just hope that its not to late and my child Ella listens to me when she is of age to understand and in time stops eating this “McFrankenstein” creation. poison. ― Plato “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Also never mind just the fast food places. Like McDonalds is using Dimethylpolysiloxane as an added as an antifoaming agent. this in their processed food all processed foods contain this kinda Chemical poison but don’t worry the world health organization is on it and says this chemikill poses no adverse health effects.
Silica is a compound that is found in soils, like minerals. There are people who have made the asinine assumption that it must be beneficial to health based on this. Another basis for the assumption about silica’s benefits is the fact that trace amounts of it are found inside fruits and vegetables, which could produce some minor contributions to good health, but mostly to the health of those fruits and vegetables. Supplementing with silica has not been shown to provide any health benefits to humans, and all silica supplements contain far more silica than anyone could consume naturally through a healthy diet.
Silica dust is a known carcinogen, lung irritant, and a central nervous system toxin. Although, it has been shown to be relatively neutralized when filtered through the human digestive system. This somewhat makes the point about how stupid silica supplementation really is. Since it is destroyed by the human digestive system, injections would be the only way to actually supplement with it.http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/231-silica-supplements-just-another-fraud.html
Dietary sources of bioavailable silicon include whole grains, cereals, beer, and some vegetables such as green beans. Silicon in the form of silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), is a common food additive but has limited intestinal absorption.
Absorption from food and supplements
The comparative absorption of silicon from different foods and food supplements.
Br J Nutr. 2009. Gastrointestinal Laboratory, The Rayne Institute (King’s College London), St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK.
Dietary Silicon (orthosilicic acid) appears important in connective tissue health, and although the sources and intakes of Si are well established, its absorption is not. Silicon absorption was measured from eight high-Si-containing sources: alcohol-free beer; OSA solution (positive control); bananas; green beans; supplemental choline-stabilised OSA (ChOSA); supplemental colloidal silica (CS); magnesium trisilicate British Pharmacopoeia antacid (MTBP). Absorption, based on urinary Silicon excretion, was highest for MMST (the first French patent for the use of organic silicon) and alcohol-free beer (64% of dose), followed by green beans (44%), OSA (43%), ChOSA (17%), bananas and CS (1%). Peak serum concentrations occurred by 0.5 h for MMST and green beans, 1.5 h for OSA and alcohol-free beer, 2 h for ChOSA and CS. Absorption of Si from supplements and antacids was consistent with their known chemical speciation and kinetics of dissolution under simulated gastrointestinal conditions. Monomeric silicates were readily absorbed, while particulate silicates were decreasingly well absorbed with increasing polymerisation. The present results highlight the need to allow for relative absorption of Si from different foods or supplements in subsequent epidemiological and intervention studies. http://www.raysahelian.com/silicon.html
In a 2002 lawsuit against McDonald’s, Judge Robert Sweet commented that Chicken McNuggets are a “McFrankenstein” creation.The judge identified that rather than being merely chicken fried in a pan, McNuggets included elements not utilized by the home cook, including the unusual sounding ingredients like: extracts of rosemary, vitamins (niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), leavening (baking soda, calcium lactate, etc.).
The 2004 documentary Super Size Me states that “[o]riginally created from old chickens that can no longer lay eggs, McNuggets are now made from chickens with unusually large breasts. They’re stripped from the bone, and ground-up into a sort of ‘chicken mash’, which is then combined with all sorts of stabilizers and preservatives, pressed into familiar shapes, breaded, deep-fried, freeze-dried, and then shipped to a McDonald’s near you”. Super Size Me also alleged inclusion of chemicals such as tertiary butylhydroquinone (a phenolic antioxidant used as a chemical preservative),polydimethylsiloxane (an anti-foaming agent), and other ingredients not used by a typical home cook. This was recently restated by CNN. Marion Nestle, a New York University professor and author of What to Eat, says the tertiary butylhydroquinone and dimethylpolysiloxane in McNuggets probably pose no health risks. As a general rule, though, she advocates not eating any food with an ingredient you can’t pronounce.
As of October 9, 2010, dimethylpolysiloxane and Tert-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) are listed as ingredients in the McNuggets cooking process. According to Lisa McComb, a media relations representative for McDonald’s, dimethylpolysiloxane is used as a matter of safety to keep the frying oil from foaming. The chemical is a form of silicone also used in cosmetics and Silly Putty. A review of animal studies by the World Health Organization found no adverse health effects associated with dimethylpolysiloxane. TBHQ is a common preservative for vegetable oils, cereals, nuts, cookies, chips, and animal fats, found in other foods like Girl Scout Cookies and Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sets an upper limit of 0.02% (0.0002) of the oil or fat content in foods, which like other foods, applies to the oil used in McNuggets. Effective use of TBHQ is 1 gram per 5000 grams of cooking oil (1 gram per 11 pounds of cooking oil).
As of October 9, 2010, the ingredients within the United States are as follows: Chicken,water, salt, sodium phosphates. Battered and breaded with bleached wheat flour, water, wheat flour, modified food starch, salt, spices, wheat gluten, paprika, dextrose (sugar),yeast, garlic powder, rosemary, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and cottonseed oil with mono- and diglycerides, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, ammonium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor (plant source) with extractives of paprika. Fried in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid).Dimethylpolysiloxane is added as an antifoaming agent. McDonald’s ingredients can vary outside of the US.
|Nutritional value per serving|
|Serving size||10 pieces (162 g) No sauce|
|Energy||440 kcal (1,800 kJ)|
|Carbohydrates||30 g (10%)|
|– Sugars||0 g|
|– Dietary fiber||2 g|
|Fat||30 g (44%)|
|– saturated||5 g (25%)|
|Vitamin A equiv.||0 μg (0%)|
|Vitamin C||2 mg (2%)|
|Calcium||20 mg (2%)|
|Iron||1 mg (8%)|
|Sodium||900 mg (60%)|
|Energy from fat||270 kcal (1,100 kJ)|
|Cholesterol||65 mg (22%)|
|May vary outside United States.
Percentages are roughly approximated
using US recommendations for adults.
Source: McDonald’s Meal Builder