American Soft Drinks Poisoned With Benzene Too
April 20, 2006
The FDA has acknowledged that benzene, a carcinogen, has been found in U.S. soft drinks at four times the limit considered safe for drinking water.
This contradicts earlier FDA statements that the levels of benzene were insignificant. Organizations such as the Environmental Working Group have accused the FDA of concealing information about benzene in soft drinks.Benzene has been linked to leukemia. It can form in soft drinks made with vitamin C and sodium or potassium benzoate.