Facts and errors:
BHT is accused of having toxic effects on the liver, kidneys and lungs at extreme doses, when taken orally.
BHT is also suspected of bio-accumulating in aquatic (ocean) species.
Facts: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), whose role is to lead and coordinate international health in the UN, BHT has no toxic effect on the body, it does not penetrate into our endocrine system and it is not considered a bioaccumulative substance for the aquatic environment. It has been evaluated by Sweden in the context of the European Working Group on Bioaccumulability and Toxicity of Products on the Environment in 2004.