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Sweet and Low -- no longer has the warning on the pink label
Didn't sweet & low used to have a warning that sacchrin causes cancer in laboratory rats? I swear it did on that pink package, in really small type. It's not there anymore. Or was it on a different package?
Tue. Oct 11, 9:03am
I remember it too, clearly recall reading that warning, and found your post doing research to try and understand why it is no longer on the packages...
Monday, July 30, 2012, 3:11 AM
sweet n low label change
Monday, July 30, 2012, 3:13 AM
sweet n low
Monday, July 30, 2012, 3:15 AM
Sweet N Low Cancer Warning now missing
Monday, July 30, 2012, 3:30 AM
this is from the PEERtrainer guide to sweenters:
"Saccharin, despite once being required to carry cancer warnings on the label, was in 2000 decided not to be carcinogenic in humans. The resolution came about via a discovered difference in the way male rats process saccharin in their bladder, the rats having certain factors present which humans do not have. Thus, the warning was removed.
Saccharin has an over one hundred year history, and of all the artificial sweeteners seems to, at this point, carry the least risk. It is not metabolised by the body, accumulates to a far lesser extent than sucralose, and seems to accumulate primarily in the bladder, where it is far less likely to cause harm and far more likely to be excreted than in the liver or kidneys. Saccharin has not been found to bind to the DNA, as aspartame can, and the toxicity which has been reported in high amounts seems to be related to its sodium component, not the saccharin part. Sodium is consumed in much higher amounts regularly in the form of table salt, and saccharin is not a significant source of sodium.
For reasons associated with all artificial sweeteners, the use of saccharin is not a suggested method for calorie reduction."
Monday, July 30, 2012, 8:05 AM
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