White in colour, Titanium dioxide is extracted from the naturally
occurring mineral Ilmenite, (named after the Ilmen Mountains
in Russia), an iron-black, heavy, metallic oxide mineral, composed
of iron and titanium oxide.
Thought not to be easily absorbed, although detectable amounts
can be found in the blood, brain and glands with the highest
concentrations being in the lymph nodes and lungs, it is excreted
from the body with urine.
Can be found in tablets and capsules, cottage and Mozzarella
cheeses, horseradish cream and sauces, lemon curd, toothpaste,
and white paint, also in sweets where it is often used to provide
a barrier between different colours. Used to increase opacity
in some sauces.
Banned in Germany.
No adverse effects are known.
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