The Harmful Effects of Canola Oil

Charli Skipper began writing professionally in 2002. She has written articles for “Tiger Weekly” and is now providing technical writing for state government. Skipper holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctor from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

By Charli Skipper, eHow Contributor

While Canola oil was introduced to consumers as a healthy alternative to other oils, it is still unclear whether consumption of this oil is a smart choice. Supporters of Canola oil tout the fact that it is low in saturated fats, whereas critics suggest that an oil whose source is a toxic insecticide and which causes premature death in lab animals cannot be entirely healthy for human use.