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Are Artificial Sweeteners, Saccharin Safe? You Decide!
Saccharin Used To Be a Hazardous Substance!
In 1980, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dubbed saccharin, a popular artificial sweetener, as a hazardous substance.
Now, they've dropped the warning because of a request from the Calorie Control Council.
It seems that back in the 70s, saccharin was found to cause cancer in rat models. Although never banned by the FDA, it carried warnings about cancer risk. And then in 1980, it was declared a hazardous substance.
Saccharin and Subsequent Studies...
Later on, in subsequent studies, it was determined that although saccharin caused cancer in rats, it did not mean that it would have the same effect on people.
Years ago, the Federal National Toxicology Program removed saccharin from its list of potential carcinogens. President Clinton then signed a bill to have the warnings removed from products that contained the artificial sweetener.
Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...
I do not believe in artificial foodstuffs of any kind and eat organic as often as I can.
When it comes to sugar, however, I'm amazed that anyone would think of an artificial sweetener, and all the possible hazards that go along with them, since a teaspoon of sugar contains a mere 15 calories!
For that reason, I'll take the real thing every time!
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