Painful nerve damage.
September 19, 2013, researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that a chemical commonly used as a dog food preservative may prevent the kind of painful nerve damage found in the hands and feet of four out of five cancer patients taking the chemotherapy drug Taxol. Twenty to 30 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy.
Dog food preservative: ethoxyquin.
The antioxidant is used as a food preservative known as E324. It is also a pesticide sold under the name stop scald. As well as used in spices to prevent color loss due to oxidation of the natural carotenoid pigments. It is commonly used as a preservative in pet foods to prevent the rancidification of fats.
Taxol is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug Taxol is used for the treatment of breast, ovarian, lung, bladder, prostate, melanoma, esophageal, as well as other types of solid tumor cancers. It has also been used in Kaposi's sarcoma.