Answer to Question #22063 in Organic Chemistry for Breydan

Question #22063
Can we eat Benzoyl Peroxide in wheat flour ? As I know, Benzoyl Peroxide will give bad effect to the body.
Expert's answer
Benzoyl peroxide is an organic compound in the peroxide family. It can be found in over-the-counter as well as prescription-strength medicines and in pads, liquids, lotions, gels, creams and bars. The way benzoyl peroxide helps acne, however, is also the way it can damage your body. It works by destroying oil and bacteria. Because it cannot tell the difference between good bacteria and bad bacteria, it destroys the good bacteria as well, leaving nothing to fight off infection. The harshness of the peroxide also can damage the skin.

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