McDonald’s French Fries Found to Contain Silly Putty and Toxic Petroleum Chemical

Grant Imahara, host of the eye-opening show Mythbusters, was at it again. This time, he didn’t set out to get involved with crash test dummies or explosives. Instead, he recently focused McDonald’s french fries.

According to Natural News, you may be shocked at some of the things he found listed in the fries ingredients, including dimethylpolysiloxane (a type of silicone), tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ – a petroleum-based chemical), and hydrogenated soybean oil.

By now you’re probably anticipating the punch-line: Those are things that are bad for you! Like not even real food bad for you!

Okay, now that we’ve gotten our mock outrage out of the way, let’s skip ahead to the takeaways:

  • McDonald’s fries aren’t good for you. Gee, we didn’t know!
  • There are things in McDonald’s fries that aren’t actually food products. Again, shocking!
  • The human body isn’t supposed to eat silicone.
  • Likewise with TBHQ.
  • Both of those things are in McDonald’s fries.
  • Maybe don’t eat McDonald’s fries.

Alright, we’re all clear? Good!

As Natural News puts it:

These are all chemicals that are bad for people’s health. They’re not natural, are found in Silly Putty and added to resins, and play a role in destroying heart health.

Be sure to steer clear of McDonald’s french fries, and foods from other fast food restaurants for that matter. In doing so, you’ll be vastly improving overall health.

That seems straight-forward enough.

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Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Written by Rachell S. Anderson, Senior Writer

Rachael has been with Live Science since 2010. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.

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