No NaCl, Subway!
Subway has recently abided by a petition to remove azodicarbonamide from their bread , but they have refused to remove an even more dangerous industrial chemical from their ingredients: sodium chloride!
You might be surprised to learn that sodium chloride (or as industrial chemical engineers know it, NaCl) is widely used in manufacturing and industrial processes.
Subway uses this chemical as a preservative to save them costs in bread waste, because it's dangerous to living, growing things. It inhibits microbial activity in tanning and leather treatment, and exposure to sodium chloride severely damages human skin, and can even cause stinging and temporary blindness. And it’s definitely not “fresh”.
Subway uses sodium chloride without regard to the following health consequences and alarming facts:
* The oil and gas industry use sodium chloride as a component in drilling wells. It's also used in industrial metal processing for aluminum, beryllium, copper, steel, and vanadium, and is known to eat through iron! It's the main extinguishing agent in fire extinguishers used on combustible metal fires.
* It is a corrosive chemical that is used to remove ice from frozen streets, and to cure concrete. It's found in household cleaning supplies, and even in shampoos and soaps. They use sodium chloride in the manufacture of plastics, PVC, paper pulp, synthetic rubber, pottery, and many other inorganic and organic compounds.
* Exposure to sodium chloride is documented to have numerous health risks, and ingestion is medically proven to dangerously increasing your blood pressure, while concentrated ingestion is invariably fatal.
* Doctors have been warning the public about the dangers of sodium chloride for years, but restaurants like Subway have refused to listen!
I urge you to join me in asking Subway to remove sodium chloride from their products. Subway doesn’t have to put our health at risk. They can use the same recipes and ingredients as the rest of us do in our own kitchens.
Subway is the largest fast food company headquartered in the United States. If Subway changes their Bread, we know this could inspire other food companies across the US to finally eliminate this dangerous chemical once and for all. I know that if they have listened to one petition, they will listen to us now, if we all raise our voices together. This is how democracy works, so get involved!
Americans deserve to truly eat fresh – not industrial solvents!
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