What is Titanium Dioxide?. Is It Good for You?

Why is Titanium Dioxide in our foods?

Titanium dioxide is found in:

  • Milk
  • Salad dressings
  • Frosting
  • and coffee creamer

To name a few.  It also It has a wide range of applications:

  • Including paint
  • Sunscreen 
  • and food coloring.

Most notably, its food-grade form is used as a colorant to enhance and brighten the color of white foods such as dairy products, candy, frosting, and the powder on donuts.

For foods that are sensitive to UV light, titanium dioxide is used for food safety purposes to prevent spoilage and increase the shelf life of food. – Wikipedia

When inhaled, titanium dioxide is considered possibly carcinogenic to humans.

What is Titanium Dioxide?. Is It Good for You?
What is Titanium Dioxide?. Is It Good for You?

How is titanium dioxide formed?

TiO2 is produced from either ilmenite, rutile or titanium slag. Titanium pigment is extracted by using either sulphuric acid (sulphate process) or chlorine (chloride route). … The titanyl sulphate is then hydrolysed in solution to give insoluble, hydrated titanium dioxide. March 15, 2010

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What are the most important things to know about titanium dioxide in an emergency?

Emergency Overview: White powder. Odourless. Will not burn. SUSPECT CANCER HAZARD. Suspected of causing cancer, if inhaled.

What is the WHMIS 1988 classification?

D2A – Very Toxic (Carcinogenicity)

Class D2A

So then Milk really does the body good? … or maybe not.

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