Video Dismantles Accusations Against a Popular Natural Additive

Monday, April 10, 2017 General News
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WASHINGTON, April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today, in recognition of Cancer Control Month, theCenter for Accountability

in Sciencereleased a video dismantlingclaims that a popular natural additive,titaniumdioxide, causes cancer.

Mineraltitaniumdioxideis one of the world's most widely used pigments and UV-blockersand has been used in a multitude of

products for more than a hundred years. Its unique optic properties and bright whiteness benefit everything from paint and cosmetics to candy and medicine.

"Available evidence cannot support the notion that thetitaniumdioxidein consumer products causes cancer," says Dr. Joseph Perrone,Chief Science Officerat the Center for Accountability in Science. "We must address today's knee-jerk reaction to label everything a carcinogen, particularly when a substanceis a key ingredient in sun screenand actually protects against the damage of UV radiation. France's push to turn the public againsttitaniumdioxidedoes nothing but leave Europeans more exposed to cancer."

The video, titled, "Is TitaniumDioxide Harmful To Your Health?" can be viewed in FrenchHEREand in EnglishHERE,and will be promoted online in both the United States and in Europe.

The nonprofit Center for Accountability in Science provides a balanced look at the science behind sensational headlines, and seeks to debunk junk science and correct public misperceptions.

Contact: Cooper Nye[email protected](202) 420-7876

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/video-dismantles-accusations-against-a-popular-natural-additive-300436327.html

SOURCE Center for Accountability in Science



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