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04-03-2006, 10.10.22

Traces of a carcinogenic chemical have been found in soft drinks at eight times the level permitted in drinking water, it was revealed last night. Tests conducted on 230 drinks on sale in Britain and France have identified high levels of benzene, a compound known to cause cancer, according to the Food Standards Agency. There is a legal limit of one part per billion of benzene in British drinking water. The latest tests revealed levels of up to eight parts per billion in some soft drinks...

Leggi: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0302-07.htm

04-03-2006, 10.13.40

Both the FDA and the beverage industry said overall amounts were small and problems did not appear to be widespread. “People shouldn’t overreact,” said Kevin Keane, a spokesman for the American Beverage Association. “It’s a very small number of products and not major brands”...

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Authorities under pressure over benzene in soft drinks

A BeverageDaily investigation over the last couple of months has confirmed from industry, government and scientific sources that benzene can form in drinks when two common ingredients – sodium benzoate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C) – react...

Leggi: http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/news/ng.asp?n=66190-soft-drinks-benzene-fda