- Once upon a time, it used to be a beautiful
day in the neighborhood...that no longer applies to the world of 2006.
- Good morning, boys and girls. Can you
- Polydimethylsiloxane is a substance that
is manufactured by Dow Chemical and is primarily used in food-manufacturing
factories as a de-foaming agent for commercial boilers.
- Polydimethylsiloxane is not approved
for use as a food additive, yet, Pizza Hut is using this silicone-based
chemical as a stabilizer for cheese on its patented pizza products. Some
of those pizzas go directly to your child's schools and are served at lunchtime.
- In order to preserve their frozen pizzas,
Pizza Hut claims that their silicon emulsifier is a necessary preservative
- Although the package does not list its
own secret formula, it does list "other additives" under the
guise of this patent:
- Patent # 4894245
- A review of the United States Patent
Office website confirms this story that was first reported on page 5 of
the February, 2006 issue of Pete Hardin's "Milkweed." The actual
- The following is included in the online
- "A silicone emulsifier (Dow Corning
FG-10) is mixed with water to form a 0.05% emulsifier solution. This solution
is sprayed on the frozen cheese granules at a rate of 1.75 parts of solution
per 100 parts by weight of cheese."
- Our children are eating silicon in school
cafeterias. Silicon is not an approved substance for human consumption.
Neither is Polydimethylsiloxane, or formaldehyde which results as a byproduct
when frozen silicone-sprayed pizza is subjected to heat. Polydimethylsiloxane
breaks down into formaldehyde when subjected to heat in excess of 150 degrees
- As guardians for all children, should
we continue allowing school kids to naively ingest silicone and formaldehyde?
- How dangerous is formaldehyde? The National
Cancer Institute reports:
- "Formaldehyde has been classified
as a human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) by the International Agency
for Research on Cancer and as a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency." See:
- Write a letter to your local school board.
The health of our children is in great jeopardy.
- Robert Cohen http://www.notmilk.com