TITLE

BEVERAGE INGREDIENTS CAN FORM CARCINOGEN

PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Consumer Reports;Oct2006, Vol. 71 Issue 10, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article provides information about a possible dangerous combination of ingredients found in beverages commonly ingested by consumers. A potent carcinogen, benzene, can form in beverages containing benzoate salts and either vitamin C (ascorbic acid) or erythorbic acid, if certain minerals are present. Heat and light can also increase the amount of benzene. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has no regulation for the amount of benzene in beverages other than water.
ACCESSION #
22494523

 

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