Are You Eating Any of These 10 Things That Are Banned in Other Nations?

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Most sports drinks contain brominated vegetable oil, an ingredient banned in some countries.
Most sports drinks contain brominated vegetable oil, an ingredient banned in some countries. (iStock photo)

4. Potassium bromate. This flour-bulking agent strengthens dough, decreasing baking time and thereby reducing costs for baked goods. Potassium bromate has been linked to kidney and nervous system disorders. The International Agency for Research on Cancer lists it as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

Where it’s banned: Canada, China, and the EU.


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