California State Law ordered Coca-Cola Co Company and PepsiCo Inc, producing corresponding to their names beverages, to take any action in connection with the fact that the caramel coloring agent contained in the output of soda water added to the list of carcinogens.
This happened after the scientists have proved that this ingredient also known as 4-methylimidazole, causes cancer in laboratory mice.
Center scientific and social interests of the USA examined the 4-methylimidazole content purchased from banks stores with Coca-Cola and Pepsi, and found that the maximum safe level of 29 micrograms exceeded several times, and ranges from 103 to 153 micrograms.
by the Food and Drug Administration has repeatedly received requests for limit is a substance obtained by heating at caramelization using ammonium sulfite, which today is used as a dye, not only in the stake, but al
Representatives of both companies said that the only change the chemical composition of the beverage, and the taste and quality remain the same.
In addition, the American Beverage Association of manufacturers said that Coca-Cola and Pepsi in any case, are not dangerous for humans, because to achieve indicators such as rodents, which conducted research, you need every day to drink at least 2 900 cans of cola for70.
However, head of the Center of scientific and social interest that triggered this requirement, recalled that the International Agency for Research in Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization has recognized 4-methylimidazole carcinogen for animals and a potential human carcinogen in the past year.
While changes will affect only drinks sold in California.Manufacturers have already promised to take appropriate measures on the scale of the United States and the rest of the world, but the exact timing has no name.
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