Fast foods that contain the same chemical used in yoga mats and shoes

fast food contains yoga mat chemical

You may have heard how Vana Hari and her Food Babe army just got Subway to agree to stop using using a chemical in their breads that’s also used in yoga mats and shoe soles. But this chemical is still widely used in most of the popular fast food chains in America.

The chemical, azodicarbonamide, is illegal throughout the UK, European Union, Australia, and many other countries, but for some reason, our FDA and the USDA approves it as a “safe” food additive. Although numerous studies show it’s linked to cancer.

You won’t find this chemical in any of the Subways and other fast food chains overseas, but because they can get away with it here, it’s in most of the sandwich breads used in the most popular fast food chains in the U.S.

If you’re craving a toxic dose of azodicarbonamide, you can chew on your shoe soles, nosh on your yoga mat, or have a meal at:

• McDonalds

• Chick-fil-A

• Burger King

• Dunkin Donuts

• Wendy’s

• Arby’s

• Jack in the Box

• Carl’s Jr.

• Hardee’s

• White Castle

Hey, you’re an adult and it’s a free country. So we’re not saying you should or shouldn’t eat fast food. We’re just saying, if you’re going to eat it, be aware of what you’re putting into your body.

Sources:  http://www.buzzfeed.com, http://www.nbcnews.com