Eating Fast Food? You're Also Eating These Chemicals

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Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)

Found in: The ranch sauce at Carl's Jr./Green Burrito
What it is: A preservative used in food, animal feed and cosmetics that the National

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Photo by: YouBeauty

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)

Found in: The ranch sauce at Carl's Jr./Green Burrito
What it is: A preservative used in food, animal feed and cosmetics that the National Toxicology Program of the Department of Health and Human Services considers to be a likely human carcinogen."It has caused cancer in animal studies, and over the years, companies have significantly moved away from it since there are other ways to maintain shelf life and prevent rancidity," says scientist Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., founder of the nutrition watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). "It shouldn't be allowed in the food supply." But it still shows up every so often, like in the ranch sauce at Carl's Jr./Green Burrito restaurants.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2013 9:26 AM EDT

Millions of Americans eat burgers, sodas and fries every day, so you'd assume that any ingredients and chemicals contained in fast food would be deemed 100 percent safe. But that's not necessarily the case. Find out which six concerning additives are lurking in fast food.



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