The U.S. food industry has long argued that potassium bromate is not a concern in baked products. In theory, baking fully converts it into potassium bromide, a similar yet non-carcinogenic chemical.
In lab tests, animals exposed to it had increased incidences of benign and malignant tumors in the thyroid and peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity. The latest research finds that ingesting potassium bromate significantly increases cancer of the animals’ thyroid, kidneys, and other organs.
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