Stay away... far, far away.
Look at many of the packets of food at home - cheese, wine, sauces, sweets, cosmetics (basically anything processed) and notice that Preservative 220 is right there, staring you in the nose. It is sprayed onto food to make it look more fresh - meats are kept red for longer, dried fruit becomes less dry with time and fresh food becomes more vibrant.
What it does - it destroys Thiamine (B1), a B group vitamin responsible for enabling our bodies to use the energy from carbohydrates. It can contribute to the development of asthma, rashes, allergic reactions and skin irritations, chronic headaches. Further, after spraying salad bar foods with 220 in the 1970s and 1980s there were 12 cases of death from asthmatics from severe reactions.
Best thing to do - simply avoid it! Fresh foods are naturally free from this toxic chemical! If buying processed / packaged foods - check the label.
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