Dunno about you.
There’s something about the Mac fries that’s got us swearing by it (at least most of the time).
Not even the news in the desi rags about use of beef extracts made a difference.
Last night, we read a piece in the New York Times Sunday Magazine (Oct 4, 2009) that McDonald’s uses dimethylpolysiloxane, a chemical used to treat head lice, in its fries.
According to the NYT, dimethylpolysiloxane is also used as a lubricant, a dry-cleaning solution, an aquarium sealant and a component of the tiles that let spacecraft reenter the atmosphere without burning up.
Common ingredients in Mac Fries and head lice treatment.
Can it get any worse?
Well, some addictions are hard to cure.
Despite knowing about the head lice chemicals, dry cleaning solution and all, we still went over to Mac a little while ago to pick up a Medium Fries ($1.49).
And what do we see? An ad for Arctic Orange Shake. Can’t recollect seeing that before in our part of the states.
So yours truly quickly ordered a Medium Arctic Orange Shake ($2.50).
Boy, was it good. Lord knows what head lice treatment chemical or pest extermination chemical they put in the Arctic Orange Shake.
But this is one real nice Shake.
I hate those fries, but you’ll be ok
Male rats, New Zealand white rabbits and female cynomolgus monkeys were injected spinally with dimethylpolysiloxane fluid (Dow Corning MF 360). The test animals were sacrificed 30 or 90 days after injection. There was no evidence of neurological effect. At autopsy, none of the test rabbits or monkeys showed any significant pathological change in any of the nervous tissues. Changes observed in the nervous tissue of rabbits were as frequent in controls (treated with saline) as in test animals (Hine et al., 1969).
1. Do desis react to dimethylpolysiloxane the same as Male rats, New Zealand white rabbits and female cynomolgus monkeys?
Thanks for the link. 🙂
2. But large corporations do play Russian Roulette with the health of their customers for the sake of a few pennies.
You may have seen this front-page story the other day, again in NYT on the disastrous impact of Cargill’s food products on this poor woman.
Scumbags, Cargill we mean. The woman’s life is destroyed.
Woah!! I never heard that McDonaldâ€™s uses dimethylpolysiloxane in their stuff, that is horrible. I mean its bad enough to put that stuff on your head like the lice shampoos, but to actually EAT IT? Ohhh…that is bad!
Vetti, i agree, I think big companies could CARE LESS About our health, they only care about the bottom line…the almighty DOLLAR…its really sad.
But on a more serious note, if you want a REAL 100% natural solution to lice… check out [link deleted] its what we used to get rid of it too.
But I knew fast food was junk food, but had no clue they were loading up the CHEMICALS too…ugh!!
Thanks for sharing!
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