Titanium dioxide is listed as a safe pigment, with no known adverse effects when used in cosmetics, and approved by the FDA when 99% pure. It is not listed as a carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, comedogenic toxin or as a trigger for contact dermatitis in any other safety regulatory publications. -See more
The effect of Titanium allergy:
Like all metals, titanium releases particles through corrosion. These metals become ions in the body and bind to body proteins. For those who react, the body’s immune system will attack this structure. Starting a chain reaction which can lead to many symptoms, including chronic fatigue syndrome. The MELISA test is the only scientifically-proven test which can objectively diagnose titanium allergy and measure its severity. -See more
Okay, are we all still paying attention? Are your brains fried? Well, mine is. So I began taking my nickel allergy extra seriously by steps. I started with no eating out, to low nickel diet, to a nickel tested cosmetics and vitamins. That is how I found titanium dioxide. I was looking through vitamins and googled all the ingredients and discovered that titanium dioxide does have nickel.
Several studies show that titanium alloys contain traces of nickel as a result of the production process. Posing as a health problem trigger in patients with nickel allergy, and also, means that a reaction may be falsely attributed to titanium itself. Plastic carrier bags improves durability and gives white color. Medical pills and vitamin supplements may also get their white coating from titanium dioxide. -See more
Titanium dioxide is made up of aluminum, vanadium, nickel (trace). -See more
That’s why it is shocking to know that the FDA said it isn’t a carcinogen when nickel is. Anyway, I have tried my hardest to be titanium dioxide-free, but the only problem I come across is pain killers. Since I suffer from cysts in my ovaries, I continuously need pain pills, but I haven’t found one that doesn’t have titanium dioxide. Suggestions are welcomed since we are on this journey together.