08 Jan '12, 10pm

Surprising Study About Artificial Sweeteners via @zite

For those of you who are aware of the health dangers posed by artificial sweeteners and dutifully avoid them, the featured study findings may come as a shocking surprise. Researchers have found that the artificial sweetener sucralose (Splenda) is a widespread contaminant in waste water, surface water, and ground water. In a recent test, water samples from 19 U.S. drinking water treatment plants serving more than 28 million people were analyzed for sucralose. The sweetener was found to be present in: The source water of 15 out of 19 of drinking water treatment plants tested The finished water of 13 out of 17 plants, and In 8 out of 12 water distribution systems The average amounts of sucralose in source water and finished water was 440 ng/L and 350 ng/L respectively. According to the study : “Further, in the subset of [drinking water treatment plants] with distribution syst...

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