12 Dec '11, 5pm

Why Are There Brominated Flame Retardants in Some Sodas?

Why Are There Brominated Flame Retardants in Some Sodas?

In this day and age, it's safe to assume that no one believes that drinking sodas are good for you. Diet drinks, with their artificial sweeteners, have been linked to increased risk for strokes and heart disease (and may cause you to eat more calories ), while sugary sodas, with 13 teaspoons of sugar per 12-ounce serving, are just plain bad . But even taking the known health impacts of sodas as a starting point, a new exposé published in Environmental Health News this morning manages to raise the level of concern about drinking some sodas. The article, by Brett Israel, looks at the health impacts of brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, which is used in fruit-flavored sodas. Israel writes: After a few extreme soda binges -- not too far from what many gamers regularly consume -- a few patients have needed medical attention for skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders, all ...

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Flame retardants in your soda

Flame retardants in your soda

environmentalhealthnews.org 12 Dec '11, 10am

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