Saturday, January 1, 2011

Switching sweeteners? Yours maybe on the EPA's dangerous list

10 News
Petersburg, FL

If your New Year's resolution is to lose weight by switching to low calorie sweeteners, you may want hold off.  The Environmental Protection Agency is compiling a list of potentially dangerous chemicals. One of the chemicals they're putting on their draft list is aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in sodas and in other foods and drinks.
The sugar subsitute has been linked to more than 90 different side effects from blindness to neurological and psychological disorders.
The EPA will issue their roster of chemicals which likely pose the biggest risks to Americans health early next year as part of a three year effort. BPA, cadmium and insect repellents are expected to be part of the list as well.

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