Today is a terrible, terrible day.
One of the things I hold most dear could be seriously hurting me. That’s right, bread may cause cancer.
A report courtesy of environmental research and the advocacy organization Environmental Working Group, shows that potassium bromate is used in at least 86 baked goods and other products found in supermarkets.
Various lab tests on animals found that potassium bromate causes significant increase in kidney, thyroid and other cancers in animals. Also, a 2011 study found that it can damage DNA and cause stress in humans.
It is still unsure how much potassium bromate a human would have to consume before it started to cause health issues.
Potassium bromate has already been banned by the European Union, U.K, Canada and Brazil. So what’s with the wait U.S?
I am ready for the day I can buy as many baked goods from the grocery store and not worry about cancer.
I mean cancer should be the last thing I should worry about as I walk through the aisles of Vons.
Maybe I could worry about college or something, but bread cancer? Hell no.