NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the health effects of a common food additive.
A new study from the International Journal of Research on Environment and Public Health shows that preservatives TBHQ can harm the immune system.
Chemicals, used to extend shelf life, are found in hundreds of processed foods.
The FDA has reviewed TBHQ for decades. But researchers say it and other chemicals used in food should be reassessed to reflect the new science.