Posted on Feb 08, 2014

Many people eat subway sandwiches on a daily basis. Most are under the impression that the sandwiches are a healthy alternative as the company boasts about its low-calorie sub options. But is there a hidden downfall that you are not aware of?

CBS news reports on the unhealthy chemical found in subway sandwiches.

Recent reports have surfaced showing that the bread used at subway has a chemical in it that is also found in yoga mats and rubber soles on shoes.

The negative publicity from this discovery has caused the fast food chain to issue a statement promising to remove the chemical from their bread. Subway announced, “We are already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide as part of our bread improvement efforts. The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon.”

Australia and Europe have already banned the chemical from foods. One particularly concerned blogger led the crusade against subway claiming, “I reached out to Subway over the last year and a half and they've never once told me they're taking out this chemical, so this is an obvious response to the power of the Food Babe army. Considering that many breads don't contain azodicarbonamide and that its use slightly increases exposure to a carcinogen, this is hardly a chemical that we need in our food supply.”

The chemical is known to have terrible side effects. “The Center for Science in the Public Interest pointed out that azodicarbonamide has been used to strengthen dough, and forms semicarbazide and urethane when it is baked. Semicarbazide has been linked to lung and blood cancers in mice, and urethane has been known to cause cancer in rodents as well,” according to CBS. The World Health Organization also studied the chemical and found that it has the propensity to cause skin problems, respiratory problems and asthma.


I just had a footlong turkey sandwich the other day on wheat bread. Tasted good, but after reading this article, I think I'll wait till this chemical is removed from their bread before eating it again.

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