Or your girlfriend's yoga mat, we suppose. We doubt many of you beautiful, lithe creatures are rushing to the Golden Arches immediately after doing your down dogs and such. In a Time Magazine report yesterday, the thin glossy's Healthland section explained some of the sandwich's more mysterious ingredients like: azodicarbonamide, ammonium sulfate and polysorbate 80. Sure, any ingredient that ends in a number isn't exactly appetizing, but it's the azodicarbonamide that is raising the most flags here: the flour-bleaching agent used in the McRib bun, "is most commonly used in the manufacture of foamed plastics like in gym mats and the soles of shoes".
Time goes on to point out that azodicarbonamide is actually banned from food production in Europe and Australia. England identified it as a compound that could potentially lead to asthma. So, Supervisor Mar, how about we ban that stuff?
Given the organic-leaning attitudes of San Francisco yogis and widely available organic rubber mats, we actually wouldn't be too surprised to learn that the city's yoga mats contain fewer chemicals designed to kill you than a corn syrup-slathered to-go item, now that we think about it.