Tuesday, December 14, 2010
SAN DIEGO The artificial sweetener saccharin is no longer considered a potential health risk to humans.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, removed saccharin, and its salts from it’s hazardous substance list after reviewing a decade's worth of research.
The National Toxicology Program and the International Agency for Research on Cancer re-evaluated years of scientific data on saccharin and concluded it is not a potential human carcinogen.
Saccharin is said to be hundreds of times sweeter to the taste than sugar.
The white crystalized artificial sweetener is found in some low-calorie food items, diet soft drinks and chewing gum.