Pepsi admits carcinogen in cola

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Pepsi admits its soda contains cancer-causing ingredients

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by: Isabelle Z.
Tags: Pepsi, carcinogens, 4-Mel

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(NaturalNews) When the Center for Environmental Health released test results showing that Pepsi intentionally covered up the presence of high levels of 4-Mel in its popular soft drinks in 2013, the company denied both the presence of this chemical in its beverages and the fact that it was dangerous. 4-Mel, which is short for 4-Methylimidazole, is a compound that is formed in the manufacturing of caramel coloring, and is a known carcinogen.

Since then, the drinks maker has fought against complying with California state requirements to place a cancer warning label on the beverages that contain the ingredient, which include not only Pepsi, but also Diet Pepsi and Pepsi One.

Now, a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Pepsi has gained preliminary approval from a federal judge in California. As part of the proposed settlement, Pepsi has agreed to ensure its caramel coloring's 4-Mel levels do not exceed 100 parts per billion in products that are being shipped for sale within the U.S. They will also be required to test the soda using specific protocols.

The soft drink giant also agreed to these measures in a different lawsuit that was settled in a California state court last year. The new settlement, however, expands the reach of these measures from California to the entire country.

Pepsi failed to warn consumers that its drinks contain known carcinogens

The lawsuit accused Pepsi of failing to warn people that its beverages contain 4-Mel, which California has officially recognized as a cancer-causing chemical.

A 2014 Consumer Reports test showed that the 4-Mel in Pepsi exceeded the permitted level of 29 micrograms per bottle or can, which would mean that they were in violation of common law and consumer protection statutes in the state of California.

In particular, this violates California's Proposition 65, which has been in place since 1985, and requires manufacturers to provide consumers with clear warnings when their products will expose them to toxic or cancer-causing chemicals.

The state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment set the cutoff at 29 micrograms because that level creates a risk of cancer of one in 100,000.

Citing a 2013 Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research report, Consumer Reports said that caramel coloring is the world's most widely used food coloring. At the time, Pepsi tried to say that because Prop 65 refers to exposure per day rather than exposure per can, and that the average amount of diet soda that its drinkers consume daily is less than a can, there was no need to place a warning on it. Consumer Reports disagreed, however.

"No matter how much consumers drink they don't expect their beverages to have a potential carcinogen in them. And we don't think 4-MeI should be in foods at all. Our tests of Coke samples show that it is possible to get to much lower levels," toxicologist Dr. Urvashi Rangan said.

Is drinking soda really worth risking cancer and obesity?

It simply does not make sense for people to expose themselves unnecessarily to an ingredient that merely serves to color their food, and consumers have the right to be aware of what they are putting in their bodies. The popularity of books like Food Forensics serves to illustrate the growing desire by Americans to know what ingredients their food products contain.

The cancer-causing caramel coloring in Pepsi is not the only reason consumers should steer clear of it. Soft drinks are also believed to be behind the nation's obesity epidemic. A UCLA study found that adults who consumed one sugary drink such as a soda every day had a 27 percent higher likelihood of being classified as overweight than those who did not drink such beverages. Moreover, drinking just one sodaeach day adds up to a total of 39 pounds of sugar each year! That means that regular soda drinkers can cut their risk of obesity and cancer in one fell swoop simply by giving up the habit for good.

Thank you for this timely article, toe.

I believe it’s called: sugar. 

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Thank you for this timely article, toe.



Still relavent...now have a coje n a smile instead

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Next they are gonna say tabacco is bad for you.

Huggsbear - 

Next they are gonna say tabacco is bad for you.



Never.



 



Sips a sprite while having a Snus in

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Ugh, I never even drink soft drinks but I drank diet pepsi like 3 times in the past couple months because the combos i bought came with a drink. So stupid!  Even without every hearing this story I wondered if I was risking getting cancer by drinking it.  SMH.



You fucked up dude. Pretty good chance you have the cancer now.

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If they announce Dasani has carcinogens then Im really fucked.  That's mostly all I ever drink. I have like 50 cases at my house.



You're really fucked.



Coca-Cola's Dasani water found to contain alarming levels of cancer-causing chemicals

everything causes cancer.

I'm not saying Pepsi is healthy, but do people realize every time they have a beer, cocktail or glass of wine they are having a carcinogen?

Alcohol is a proven carcinogen.

A lot of people don't know that. They all seem to know it about cigarettes, but somehow not alcohol.

VectorWega - 
RKing85 - everything causes cancer.


That's definitely not true and you will be regretting that mindset when you experience the horror that is cancer.



It's a common joke, because every week a new product is labeled as cancer causing.



Settle down Dasani drinking nancy.

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Her tits look like they got into an argument and haven't spoken to each other in weeks.

But Crystal Clear Pepsi is all good right?

^ stupid

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mihow - 
VectorWega -
Thage - 
VectorWega - 
RKing85 - everything causes cancer.


That's definitely not true and you will be regretting that mindset when you experience the horror that is cancer.



It's a common joke, because every week a new product is labeled as cancer causing.



Settle down Dasani drinking nancy.



It's not going to be much of a joke when cancer is painfully killing you from the inside.  Regardless, I think ya'll believe that shit.

Are you stupid or is this funny?



It's not going to be very funny when your organs are failing.



Well, something is going to kill me.

Look at all the people droppin like flies because of second hand smoke.  

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They need to fix that stuff so they don't do that.