13 Dec '11, 3am

Flame Retardant In Your Soda? | Care2 Causes

Flame Retardant In Your Soda? | Care2 Causes

Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is a chemical found in 10 percent of sodas in North America. BVO is patented as a flame retardant for plastics and is banned from use in food in Europe and Japan. In an expose published today by Brett Israel, Environmental Health News is heightening awareness about the risks of human ingestion of this chemical. Which Products Contain BVO? If Coca-Cola or Pepsi is your drink of choice, you don’t need to worry (at least not about flame retardant). However, many popular fruity sodas and sports drinks contain BVO. According to Environmental Health News the drinks that list BVO as an ingredient include: Mountain Dew Squirt Fanta Orange Sunkist Pineapple Gatorade Thirst Quencher Orange Powerade Strawberry Lemonade Fresca Original Citrus This is just a small sampling, however. Check the label of your favorite drinks to see if it contains ‘brominated...

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