California may add cancer warnings to aspartame

California may add cancer warnings to aspartame

California may add cancer warnings to aspartame, as California’s Carcinogenic Identification Committee is now reviewing the artificial sweetener.

There has been so much controversy surrounding artificial sweeteners and Splenda is no exception.

Its slogan: “Made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar has changed” after the company was sued and became: “Just What’s Good — it’s made from sugar. It tastes like sugar. But it’s not sugar.”

Health experts have long been suspicious of the health effects of Splenda, believing that it may cause obesity and other serious problems.

In March of this year, a groundbreaking study was released showing that Splenda is linked to leukemia.

In 1986, Proposition 65 became a law in California. The proposition stated that manufacturers would be required to put warning labels on products that are “known by the state of California to cause cancer.”

In 1981, aspartame was approved for specific conditions, but by 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it as a “general purpose sweetener.”

California’s Carcinogenic Identification Committee (CIC) is now placing aspartame under review for cancer-causing risks.

Even though the FDA denied two petitions to ban aspartame, the CIC is still reviewing the safety of aspartame in its upcoming November meeting. Most of the research touting the safety of aspartame seems to have conflict of interest, because the research is funded by the industry itself.

We are hoping that CIC makes the right decision and chooses to add warnings to aspartame in California, and that the FDA someday follows suit.

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Pepsi is putting aspartame back into diet beverages.
Splenda is now linked to leukemia.
For the health risks of aspartame.

1. “Sucralose Administered in Feed, Beginning Prenatally through Lifespan, Induces Hematopoietic Neoplasias in Male Swiss Mice.” Taylor & Francis. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Oct. 2016.
2. “California Considers Adding Cancer Warning to Aspartame.”, n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2016.
3. “Proposition 65 Law and Regulations.” OEHHA. OEHHA, 10 Aug. 2016. Web. 07 Oct. 2016.
4. “California’s Proposition 65: All Eyes on Aspartame.” The National Law Review. The National Law Review, n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2016.

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