According to a report by the Environmental Working Group, based in Washington. Hundreds of food in U.S. contain plastics chemical. Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, is found as an ingredient in breads, bagels, tortillas, hamburgers, hot dog buns, pizza, pastries, and other food products.
As a food additive, Azodicarbonamide is used as a flour bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent in dough to improve its performance for bakers. It is also used in plastics to improve elasticity and can be found in yoga mats and shoes.
The World Health Organization states that epidemiological studies in humans and other reports have produced “abundant evidence that ADA can induce asthma, other respiratory symptoms, and skin sensitization” to people working with the chemical.
This project Eraser Food is a photographic exploration of today’s unfortunate reality with context to the amount of rubber and plastic contents in the food.