Artificial Aspartame Should be Banned According to the Cancer Prevention Coalition
Do you consume any products containing Nutrasweet, Equal, or Canderel? If so, stop immediately as these artificial sweeteners contain aspartame. Aspartame has long been controversial, but the Cancer Prevention Coalition is calling on the FDA to immediately ban this substance because it causes cancer in laboratory rats. World Wire writes:
Under the explicit provisions of the 1958 Delaney Law, which requires an automatic ban on carcinogenic food additives, the Coalition is calling on Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the newly appointed Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and public health advocate, to promptly ban the continued use of aspartame...Aspartame is the second most widely used artificial sweetener in the world. It is found in more than 6,000 products including carbonated and powdered soft drinks, hot chocolate, chewing gum, candy, desserts, yogurt, and tabletop sweeteners, as well as some pharmaceutical products like vitamins and sugar-free cough drops. More than 200 million people worldwide consume it...In 2005, based on highly sensitive and life-long feeding tests in groups of about 200 rats and at doses less than usual human dietary levels, the prestigious Italian Ramazzini Foundation confirmed that aspartame is unequivocally carcinogenic. A high incidence of cancers was induced in multiple organs of the lab rats fed the sweetener, including lymph glands, brain and kidney.
Artificial sweeteners have also been found to be polluting our water supply
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Posted by Jennifer Lance at August 25, 2009 1:40 AM