Posted by Brian
Should the new slogan for Pepsi be "Cancer for a New Generation"?
The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) reports that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi contains carcinogens which can cause cancer. They qualify their statement by stating that the ingredient is a "possible" carcinogen.
Why "possible"? Perhaps it is because you would have to drink one thousand sodas a day to reach the dosage levels which the CEH administered to show links to cancer.
As Pepsi contains 150 calories per can, you would have to consume 150,000 calories per day of Pepsi to reach these levels. You would also be consuming 40,000 grams of sugar, and 31,000 milligrams of salt. Pardon me for putting a damper on these idiots "scientific" study, but it seems to me (and any other rational person), that if you are consuming this much Pepsi, there are going to be myriad other health issues you will face, and cancer is the least of your problems.
By the way, this supposed scientific group is basing its warning on a single study of rats and mice, failing to mention that NO studies show any effect on humans. Yet, here come the idiotic "the sky is falling" media to report this crap, with ZERO perspective on the actual risks involved, and how ridiculous these kind of studies are.
How about we have some news stories on how extreme some of these so-called watchdog groups like Center for Science in the Public Interest, and CEH are, and how they are conducting studies with a political agenda as the impetus to reach the conclusions they desire!
Have a Coke and a smile.
Environmental group: Cancer-causing agent found in Pepsi products
The Center for Environmental Health has found that the caramel coloring used in Pepsi contains a high level of a probable carcinogen, despite the company's claims that it has removed the chemical.
The Center for Environmental Health said that Pepsi bought from 10 different states contained 4-methylimidazole, or 4-Mel. The compound can form during the cooking process and, as a result, may be found in trace amounts in many foods.
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