Petroleum-derived preservative which helps to prevent spoilage due to oxidation.
The US National Institutes of Health states that BHA is "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen based on evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals." Banned in Japan.
lard, instant mashed potatoes, ice cream, baked goods, dry dessert mixes, shortening, cereal, potato flakes, chewing gum
Possible Health Effects
Evidence of causing cancer in experimental animals. May cause cancer in humans although not enough human studies have been done yet.
May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals
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