February 24, 2006

I'll have a soda with benzene...

I just read that the FDA has reopened their investigation into benzene in soft drinks. This happens when sodium benzoate combines with vitamin C under certain conditions. Apparently this is inhibited by sugar and cold temperatures though. You can read about it at Beverage Daily, a European site. Strangely, the American Beverage Association doesn't even admit that soft drinks contain benzoates, even though they are on the labels.

Sodium benzoate is also in many liquid supplements. So the stuff we take to stay healthy could give us cancer. Oh, great!

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