Health and Wellness : Dunkin' Donuts is dropping titanium dioxide from its powdered sugar donuts

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    http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/10/news/companies/dunkin-donuts-titanium-dioxide/

    Dunkin' Donuts to remove titanium dioxide from donuts

    Dunkin' Donuts tells health safety group is it dropping use of titanium dioxide from its powered sugar after group raises worries about chromosomal damage.
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    Dunkin' Donuts is dropping titanium dioxide from its powdered sugar donuts after pressure from a public interest group who argued it is not safe for human consumption.
    Titanium dioxide is used to make the powdered sugar appear brighter. It is also used in sunscreen and paints.

    The group As You Sow argues titanium dioxide that can cause DNA and chromosomal damage when consumed. The decision by Dunkin' Donuts (DNKN) was recently disclosed by the advocacy group.

    "This is a groundbreaking decision," said Danielle Fugere, president and chief counsel of the group. "Dunkin' has demonstrated strong industry leadership by removing this potentially harmful ingredient from its donuts."

    The group claims that titanium dioxide is a nanomaterial, which is not regulated or prohibited by the Food and Drug Administration. But As You Sow argues that there is not enough information on their effects on humans.

    "Asbestos, also a nanomaterial, was used before its harms were fully understood, leading to a costly health crisis," the group said.

    Dunkin' Donuts claims that titanium dioxide "does not meet the definition of 'nanomaterial' as outlined under FDA guidance." But it said nonetheless it is making the change to remove the chemical from its donuts.
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    It is a white pigment, an opacifier and a sunscreen. Concern has arisen from studies that have pointed to titanium dioxide as a carcinogen and photocatalyst, thus creating fear in consumers.

    But are these claims true? What does the research on these allegations bear out? Would we as consumers benefit from avoiding this mineral to preserve our long-term health?

    A carcinogen is a substance that causes a cellular malfunction, causing the cell to become cancerous and thus potentially lethal to the surrounding tissue and ultimately the body as these rapidly growing mutated cells take over. With the surge in cancer rates among all segments of the population, many people are attempting to reduce or eliminate their exposure to carcinogens.

    Titanium dioxide is regarded as an inert, non-toxic substance according to its Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Potential adverse effects are also listed on its MSDS, readily available online. For example, the MSDS has stated that titanium dioxide can cause some lung fibrosis at fifty times the nuisance dust, defined by the US Department of Labor as 15 mg/m cubed (OSHA) or 10 mg/m cubed (ACGIH Threshold Limit Value). Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified titanium dioxide to be a possible human carcinogen, thus a group 2B carcinogen.

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