My Kitchen Smells Like Fresca

 

…because I just dumped four cans if it down the sink drain.

I’ve always liked Fresca. When I have it in the house, I drink it a few times a week. I also buy Mountain Dew once in awhile. What sodas do you drink? Have you ever looked at the ingredients?

The other day my coworker sent me an article about brominated vegetable oil. It’s an ingredient that is found in many citrus sodas. It is also an ingredient in flame retardants.

I was appalled that I have been ingesting a toxic chemical for years. The FDA says that small quantities are OK…yet brominated vegetable oil is banned in sodas in Europe and Japan.

If you’re interested in learning more, check out this Scientific American article.

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