Hey there, I’m titanium dioxide. You can find me in toothpaste, cosmetics, cleaning products, paint, and also in your food, where people call me E171 May not sound familiar to you as I’m super tiny, because I’m partly made of nanoparticles but I’m the white colourant present in
plenty of your food, like cheese, chewing gums, chocolates, candies, and cakes. Hey, but you have no nutritious benefits, right? Literally none, but who cares?
Because I make those food products look brighter, more polished, and exciting. Your
kids love it and you’ll buy more. Then why is the French government
banning you in food? as I’m tiny I can actually sneak through your natural protective barriers and go into your blood, liver, your digestive and
reproductive systems I could even break your DNA and
potentially cause cancer. That’s so dangerous! Indeed. Recent studies reviewed by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety have shown that E171 can potentially harm your health Despite those risks, it’s still not forbidden by the EU and the food industry can continue to use E171. But good news, France decided to ban E171 based on the precautionary principle. We also think that the EU should do the same to protect our health, but manufacturers of E171 are trying to stop this from happening. If you agree with us, act now by signing the petition