True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Consumer Report: Potential Carcinogen Found in Certain Soft Drinks

If you drink soda, we have some information about a possible health risk you need to know. Recent tests by Consumer Reports show that some soft drinks contain a potential carcinogen – and a couple have relatively high levels. The culprit? A chemical in the coloring that makes the drinks an enticing shade of brown. Consumer Reports recently tested 110 samples of soft drinks bought in the New York area and in California, including iced tea, root beer, colas, and a non-alcoholic malt drink. The chemical, 4-MeI, which a government study found caused cancer in mice, showed up at varying levels across all brands tested that contained caramel coloring. Some sodas were actually fairly low in their levels of 4-MeI, whereas some soft drinks were extremely high. The highest levels of 4-MeI that Consumer Reports found were in Malta Goya and in Pepsi One. Goya says it is looking into the matter. PepsiCo says its products sold in California meet that state’s regulations for 4-MeI and it is voluntarily applying those same standards to the rest of the country within the next month. http://www.infowars.com/consumer-report-potential-carcinogen-found-in-certain-soft-drinks/

People who still drink soft drinks either do not care about health or haven’t been paying attention. One reason I haven’t had a cavity in more than a decade (after having ten at one time) is that I started drinking only water.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on January 24, 2014 by in Uncategorized.
%d bloggers like this: