So You Think Those Chicken McNuggets Won’t Hurt

In a recent newsletter by Dr. W.C. Douglass, he noted McNuggets containing 37 ingredients just in the chicken’ part and the ‘breaded’ portion and seven more in the oil. He also recounted a CNN story that listed the ingredients and showing them containing dimethylpolysiloxane, an ‘antifoaming agent’, which was also used in Silly Putty and cosmetics. Also contained a petroleum-derived preservative called tertiary butylhydroquinone or tBHQ, which according to Dr. Douglass, “A single gram of this stuff can cause nausea, vomiting, delirium, ringing in the ears, the sensation of suffocating, collapse and an overheated spell checker” (he has a sense of humor). These ingredients are not essential for their composition and are included simple for taste according to the company, however, other countries such as Britain do not contain them. Now you know that stomach ache after your last trip there was not in your head!