25 Dec '11, 11am

Flame Retardants In Your Soda? - Green Living Tips: A compound that has been banned in Europe and Japan for a lo...

A compound that has been banned in Europe and Japan for a long time due to environmental and human health concerns is still being used in the USA as an ingredient in some soda drinks. Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) was originally developed as a flame retardant for use in products such as foam. It was found to also help keep flavors mixed in drinks - how that leap was made, I have no idea. Brominated flame retardants have been found to be building up the bodies of animals, including humans. There is concern the bromine in brominated vegetable oil could be doing the same. Even if it isn't, bromine is quite toxic to aquatic life and whatever bromine that doesn't accumulate in our bodies winds up in our waterways; many of which are becoming chemical cocktails. Brominated vegetable oil was actually banned in the USA in 1970, but its use was again allowed after studies from an i...

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