In her petition, Hari said the chemical Subway used in their bread was the same chemical used to make yoga mats, shoe soles, and other rubber-based objects.
She also stated that the chemical which Subway used to produce its bread faster and cheaper, was banned all over the world as it was linked to asthma, allergies, respiratory problems, and in some cases, cancer.
Within 24 hours, the online petition received 50,000 signatures.
A Subway representative told the Associated Press that the change to remove the chemical was underway before the petition was launched, but did not give details on when it would be complete.
“The complete conversion to have this product out of the bread will be done soon,” Subway said in a statement. Facebook: subway
Subway is known for projecting a healthy image and using only the freshest ingredients.