Ban BHA& BHT food preservatives

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These two closely related chemicals are added to oil-containing foods to prevent oxidation and retard rancidity. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, consider BHA to be possibly carcinogenic to humans, and the State of California has listed it as a carcinogen. Some studies show the same cancer causing possibilities for BHT.

BHT and BHA are totally unnecessary. To avoid them read the label. Because of the possibility that BHT and BHA might cause cancer, both should be phased out of our food supply.

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I am severely allergic to these 2 chemicals, and it infuriates me that there is so little I can eat b/c they are in everything. When did our natural food become so chemical, and why is this ok??? It's not, and it's time for us to do something about it.
America's health should come before profit and convenience.
Other countries have banned these chemicals which are in all of our Children's snacks. Please help Americans have the same quality food!! There is no reason for these chemicals to be in our food.
Why in the world do we have to file a petition against the use of these chemicals just because the U.S. gov't wont ban them like all those other countries!? It's a shame!
I can't believe they do this. What do I eat to stay away from bht and bha??
There are innumerable studies suggesting multiple system toxicity induced by these petroleum distillates. This is not apocryphal or paranoiac-hype, it is fact. The use of BHT/BHA despite readily accessible alternatives is emblematic of profiteering at the expense of citizens' health. Make it stop!