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    Posted: April 14 2019 at 2:44pm
What is really outrageous is that the FDA does not require food companies to tell you if this awful stuff is in your food when you are getting vaccinated or already fighting the flu!

A common food additive may make the flu vaccine less effective
Mice eating the preservative had more inflammation and took longer to recover from the flu
FLU FRIEND A preservative that helps keep crackers and other foods fresh may impair the body’s efforts to fight flu, a study in mice suggests.

Vaccinated mice that got food containing the additive, tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ), took three days longer to recover from the flu than mice that ate tBHQ-free food. The unpublished result suggests the common additive may make flu vaccines less effective, toxicologist Robert Freeborn of Michigan State University in East Lansing reported April 7 at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting.

The additive helps stabilize fats and is used as a preservative for a wide variety of foods, including some cooking oils, frozen meat products — especially fish fillets — and processed foods such as crackers, chips and other fried snacks. Food manufacturers aren’t required to put the ingredient on labels, so “it’s hard to know everything it’s in,” says Freeborn.

In separate experiments, unvaccinated mice eating tBHQ in their food had more virus RNA in their lungs than mice that didn’t eat it. The tBHQ eaters also had inflammation and increased mucus production deeper in their lungs than usual, Freeborn and colleagues found.

The researchers don’t know exactly how the additive hampers flu fighting, but it may be because it increases activity of an immune system protein called Nrf2. Increased activity of that protein might reduce the number of virus-fighting immune cells in the mice. That possibility remains to be tested.

R. Freeborn et al. The immune response to influenza is suppressed by the synthetic food additive and Nrf2 activator, tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ). 2019 Experimental Biology, Orlando, April 7, 2019.

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Great Info but I always ask, What food has this stuff in it?

Well here it is:
Products that contain TBHQ “tert-Butylhydroquinone”
Mcdonalds chicken nuggets and french fries have TBHQ.
Red Robin fast food chain also uses tert-Butylhydroquinone in cooking oil.
CHEEZ-IT Crackers made by Kelloggs have petroleum products.
Butterfinger chocolate and Resee’s Peanut butter cups has tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Nestle Crunch has tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Wheat Thins contain petroleum.
Many brands of Microwave popcorn have Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Pam cooking spray has petroleum by products.
Aldi products have Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Keebler Club crackers contain petroleum by products.
Kellogs eggo frozen waffles and many other kellogg products.
Taco bell beans and some taco shells have Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Teddy Grahams uses petroleum in products.
Red Barron frozen pizza has Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Keebler Cookies has petroleum bi products.
TastyKake has Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Little Debbie uses petroleum products.
Kellog’s Pop-Tarts – Keebler has Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Girl scout cookies contain petroleum by products? Not all of them so better off checking before buying.
Homestyle Peanut butter cookies has Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Some forms of soymilk have petroleum by products.
Different breads cereals and crackers could contain Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Crisco oil contains petroleum by products.
Also many restaurants use Tert-Butylhydroquinone when they deep fry. Check the oil ingredients before buying it.
Some pet foods have petroleum by products in them.
Many cosmetic products and baby products have Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Lacquers, resins and varnish contain petroleum by products your baby crib that your baby maybe putting his mouth on could contain Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Some hair dyes lipsticks and eyeshadows contain Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Some peanut butter products contain petroleum by products.
Olive Garden croutons have Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Maruchan soup and Ramon noodles have petroleum by products.
Wrigley’s gum has Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
Little Debbies nutty bars and some M&M products have Tert-Butylhydroquinone.
KFC beans and fried chicken contain petroleum by products.
Other petroleum by products in food to avoid is BHA and BHT
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Thank you both!

Now on the 'avoid' list.
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
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