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The most extensive BHT toxicology report available....

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 Posted 3/28/2014 9:50:13 AM
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Here is a link to this very extensive report:

     http://www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/jecmono/v35je02.htm


At the end of this report is quote:

" 4. EVALUATION

     In view of the probable involvement of hepatic enzyme induction in the development of the hepatocellular  
damage associated with repeated doses of BHT, the Committee concluded that, in this case, enzyme induction
was the most sensitive index of effects on the liver.
    A well-defined threshold was demonstrated at 100 mg/kg bw/day in the long term study reviewed for the first time at this meeting, giving a NOEL of 25 mg/kg bw/day. Effects observed in the reproduction segments of the in utero/lifetime exposure studies were also taken into account in the derivation of this NOEL. The Committee used a safety factor of 100 to allocate an ADI of 0-0.3 mg/kg bw for BHT. " unquote


NOEL is [ No Observed Effects Level ]

ADI is [ Acceptable Daily Intake ]

I do think it would be very hard to find a more extensive toxicology report an ANY compound or substance than this one on BHT.   ...Oscar


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I read this opinion. He does acknowledge that BHT is effective in preventing auto-oxidation often called rancidity. Do you think ingesting rancid food stuffs is good for you ? He mentions BHT is combustible. Can you think of ANY food that is not combustible ? All meats once dried are combustible. To provide the energy that simply being alive requires food stuffs NEED to be able to oxidize or combine with oxygen. That is why you breath. Breathing supplies the blood with the O2 oxygen required for the necessary oxidation reactions to occur. And of course all grains are combustible. The same is true for all vegetables once they are dried. So I really do not understand how the fact that BHT is combustible is an issue. Any and all food oils are very combustible also.    ...Oscar
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The author of "The Good Human" has no credentials whatsoever to comment scientifically on BHT. 
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