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Chemicals In Foods Mystery to Regulators

Tuesday, 03 Aug 2010 08:49 AM


After customers complained of a strange taste and odor and some even reported instances of nausea and diarrhea, Kellogg recalled 28 million boxes of cereal. The root of the recall, which included many brands marketed to children such as Froot Loops and Apple Jacks, was elevated levels of a chemical called 2-methylnaphthalene, which is used in packaging.

Kellogg said its experts determined there was no danger from the product, according to a story in the Washington Post. But the Environmental Protection Agency has been trying to obtain information on 2-methylnaphthalene for 16 years with no results. And this one recall may simply be the tip of a chemical iceberg: The government has almost no information about possible health risks on 80,000 chemicals used in today's U.S. markets.

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