Zambeef saga: Aromatic aldehydes are found in many products including cough mixtures, chocolates, ice creams

Aromatic aldehydes are organic chemical compounds that contain a carbon hydroxide radical or group, CHO, and are used as precursor chemicals in the pharmaceutical industries. The simplest of aromatic aldehydes is benzaldehyde, C6H5CHO, which is an almond extract that is used as a flavoring, and as an ingredient in some dye and plastics production. Many commercial preparations of aromatic aldehydes exist for a variety of industrial uses.

Tolualdehyde or p-tolualdehyde (PTAL), is used as a intermediate compound in agricultural and pharmaceutical products used as a preservative for cough mixtures and suspension.
Did you know ice cream contains aromatic aldehydes especially vanilla flavonoids
Here is where the post news Paper missed it and no wonder many pipo think its just a smear campaign At HH’s sources of wealth .

First of all, the presence of a polarized carbon-oxygen double bond makes aromatic safe and relatively reactive enabling adduct formation with proteins and DNA, what is responsible for their tox- icity

(1). Secondly they are widespread in nature. They can be formed endogenously by biotransfor- mation of amino acids, neurotransmitters, carbohy- drates and lipids (2). They are present in the outdoor (motor vehicle exhaust, smog) and indoor air (furni- ture, paints, cooking fumes, cigarette smoke, hair salons). They are generated in vivo from drugs (diphenylhydramine, codeine) and food additives (
(3). They are found in over 300 different foods as natural con- stituents or flavoring additives and aromas (1). For many dietary aldehydes there is still insufficient data available to evaluate their potential risks. So I might as well ask Post staff to stop eating ice cream, stop taking cough mixtures and many other medicines that contain aromatic aldehydes.

Those laboratory results can be doubted. It says that ‘aromatic aldehyde’ was found in the food but there are hundreds of aromatic aldehydes in existence. What is the specific identity of that aromatic aldehyde? As a chemist I doubt the authenticity of those results.

Chemist

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