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Saturday, June 20, 2009

So... I found an article about "Sodium Benzoate" that I thought you might find interesting. More proof that we need to be better informed about what we eat and drink and READ LABELS!

Sodium benzoate - what you should know...

Sodium benzoate is the most widely used preservative in the world. You'll find it in beverages of all sorts of foods, liquid nutritional supplements, toothpaste and oral care products and pharmaceuticals to name a few. Sodium benzoate can cause skin rashes,gastrointestinal upset, hyperactivity in children, and neurological disorders. It has also caused birth defects in lab animals.

Sodium benzoate, along with potassium benzoate,when in a product containing ascorbic acid orvitamin C, can form benzene. Benzene is known to cause cancer. Here is a list of beverages found to contain sodium benzoate or potassium benzoate and ascorbic acid:

Country Time Lemonade
Crystal Light Sunrise Classic Orange
Diet Pepsi Twist
Diet Pepsi Vanilla
Diet RockStar Energy Drink
Fanta Orange
Fanta Pineapple
Fruit20 Plus 10 Natural Apple
Giant Fruity Punch Cooler
Hawaiian Punch Fruit Juicy Red
Hawaiian Punch Lemonade
Hi-C Blast, Orange Supernova
Kool-Aid Jammers Blue-Raspberry
Kool-Aid Jammers Cherry
Kool-Aid Jammers Grape
Kool-Aid Jammers Orange
Lo-Carb Monster Energy
Monster Energy
Pepsi Twist Lemon
RockStar Energy Drink
Sierra Mist
Sunny D
Sunny D Baja
Sunny D Intense Sport Cool Punch
Sunny D Orange-Fused Strawberry
Sunny D Smooth
Sunny D Smooth + Calcium
Tampico Citrus Punch
Tampico Grape Punch
Tampico Tropical Punch
Tropicana Twister Diet Soda (Diet Orange)
Tropicana Twister Soda Grape
Tropicana Twister Soda Orange
Tropicana Twister Soda Strawberry

Do you drink any of these beverages or give themto your kids? If so, either you or your kids maybe drinking a product containing cancer-causing chemical, benzene. It's not only beverages, but all products, that need to be checked for these ingredients.

Learn more about food additive safety at

Dr. Christine H. Farlow, D.C."The Ingredients Investigator "Protecting you from harmful food additives."

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