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Cancer fear over cola colourings: Call to ban ingredient used in Coke and Pepsi

Posted By admin On February 17, 2011 @ 4:20 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
Feb 17, 2011

An ingredient used in Coca-Cola and Pepsi is a cancer risk and should be banned, an influential lobby group has claimed.

The concerns relate to an artificial brown colouring agent that the researchers say could be causing thousands of cancers.

‘The caramel colouring used in Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and other foods is contaminated with two cancer-causing chemicals and should be banned,’ said the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a health lobby group based in Washington, DC.

‘In contrast to the caramel one might make at home by melting sugar in a saucepan, the artificial brown colouring in colas and some other products is made by reacting sugars with ammonia and sulphites under high pressure and temperatures.

‘Chemical reactions result in the formation of two substances known as 2-MI and 4-MI which in government-conducted studies caused lung, liver, or thyroid cancer or leukaemia in laboratory mice or rats.’

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[4] Calls to ban Coca-Cola colouring linked to cancer that is still available in Britain despite U.S. health alert: http://www.prisonplanet.com/calls-to-ban-coca-cola-colouring-linked-to-cancer-that-is-still-available-in-britain-despite-u-s-health-alert.html

[5] Cancer causing chemicals found in cola coloring ingredient: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cancer-causing-chemicals-found-in-cola-coloring-ingredient.html

[6] Sneaky: Coca-Cola Removes Known Carcinogen to Avoid Cancer Warning Label: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sneaky-coca-cola-removes-known-carcinogen-to-avoid-cancer-warning-label.html

[7] Coke bottles may require cancer warning label if drink ingredients not changed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/coke-bottles-may-require-cancer-warning-label-if-drink-ingredients-not-changed.html

[8] Watchdog group finds high levels of carcinogen in Pepsi drinks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/watchdog-group-finds-high-levels-of-carcinogen-in-pepsi-drinks.html

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