Azodicarbonamide, the chemical foaming agent found in yoga mats and shoe soles (and recently discovered in Subway sandwich bread), has also been found in nearly 500 other food items bought at supermarkets every day.
Azodicarbonamide, or ADA, is added to industrial flours for the purpose of making bread products more elastic, spongy, and durable (maybe that's why BigMacs never spoil). It has been linked to skin and respiratory issues, allergies and asthma. Europe and Australia have banned it. However it is legal in the United States and Canada.
In addition to the skin and respiratory issues it causes, when heated, ADA breaks down into two harmful chemicals — a known carcinogen and another that causes cancer in lab animals.
Subway announced they will drop the chemical from its sandwich bread. McDonald's, however, claims thatMore on Yoga-Mat Chemical ADA Found in Much More Than Subway Bread
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