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Skin Lesions? Memory loss? Could be that Gatorade you're drinking

Posted January 10th, 2013 @ 7:13am

A southern high school student realized something pretty surprising: Gatorade, and other soft drinks, contain a brominated vegetable oil (BVO) that’s banned in certain countries because of the negative side effects.

Japan and Europe have banned BVO from their food and drink decades ago because side effects include skin lesions, memory loss and nerve disorders.The FDA allowed BVO to remain in our drinks for an “interim” period in the 70’s - but that time period marches on.

The Mississippi teen has written to PepsiCo, who owns Gatorade, and started an online petition that’s gone viral, hoping to educate more people on the dangers of BVO. So far, she’s gotten little response from the beverage giant, but the teen thinks the FDA might listen.


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