The rational use of food additives, the rich food production and promote human health are good. But also must be seen, food additives, after all, is not the natural ingredients of food, such as improper use, or additives itself mixed with some harmful ingredients, it may bring some harm to human health, mainly in the following areas:
1, carcinogenic problems. Such as some artificial sweeteners, pigments and other animal experiments confirmed by carcinogenic effects. Such as butter and yellow pigment can induce rat liver cancer, sweetener Ganjing and phenylurea can also cause animal tumors. In recent years also found that the color agent sodium nitrite and meat, fish and other foods in the amine react to form a strong carcinogenic nitroso compounds.
2, acute and chronic poisoning problems. Due to the use of raw materials used in the manufacture of impurities impurity and pollution of some toxic compounds, causing people to acute and chronic poisoning. Such as Japan's Senyong milk powder incident is the use of high additives, so that the milk contains high arsenic caused more than 10,000 baby poisoning. As an antioxidant butyl hydroxy anisole can be stored in the body, the potential harm to the body may be worth noting.