Sunday, 23 October 2011

The secret ingredient that could rot your brain

A new study on fish finds that the same titanium oxide particles being readied for use in food — and already widely used in medicines, paints, and cosmetics — can actually POKE HOLES in the brain and KILL essential nerve cells.

Now, I’m not one to hit the panic button over a single study on fish brains — but the research confirms the worst fears of earlier in vitro studies, leading the author to compare titanium oxide nanoparticles to something you don’t want anywhere near your dinner table.

“The effects on the fish brain caused by these nanoparticles have some parallels with other substances like mercury poisoning,” says Prof. Richard Handy of the University of Plymouth.

The secret ingredient that could rot your brain

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