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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:14 am    Post subject: BVO Reply with quote

Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
Miscellaneous Topics | RD411.com

'Manufacturers can legally add brominated vegetable oil (BVO) to citrus-flavored beverages in the United States and Canada in controlled amounts (no more than 15 parts per million (ppm) by weight). However, BVO is banned in more than 100 countries. The US Food and Drug Administration classifies it as “suspect.” In 1990, the United Kingdom banned bromate in bread, and in 1994, Canada did the same. Brazil also recently outlawed bromide in flour products.

Bromine is extracted from sea water and is deadly in either liquid or vapor form. Bromines are endocrine disruptors and are part of the halide family of elements, which also includes fluorine, chlorine, and iodine. If you are exposed to a lot of bromine, the body cannot retain iodine as it should. According to some experts, this iodine deficiency causes an increased risk for cancers of the breast, thyroid gland, ovary, and prostate.'

Why You May Be Drinking Soda That Contains a Dangerous Flame Retardant Banned in Europe and Japan
Environmental Health News | January 2, 2012 | Brett Israel | Alternet

'Patented by chemical companies as a flame retardant, and banned in food throughout Europe and Japan, BVO has been added to sodas for decades in North America. Some soda drinkers may be getting a dose of a synthetic chemical called brominated vegetable oil, or BVO.'

Toxic effects of brominated vegetable oils in rats
I.C. Munro, B. Hand, E.J. Middleton, H.A. Heggtveit1, H.C. Grice
Research Laboratories, Food and Drug Directorate, Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa K1A OL2 Canada

Flame Retardants at High Levels in Pet Dogs
Science News | ScienceDaily | April 26, 2011

Is That Flame Retardant In Your Soft Drink?
Rachel Cernansky | Living / Health | Tree Hugger | December 13, 2011

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