Renewed frenzy over NutraSweet safety heightens concerns

February 1997
Environmental Nutrition;Feb97, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p3
Provides information on the safety of aspartame, with brand names of NutraSweet and Equal. Composition; Approval of use in all foods; Number of anecdotal reports of the adverse reactions to aspartame, since its introduction; Need for further investigation on the harmful effects of aspartame to the body.


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