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Fake Sweetner Saccharin Considered Safe By EPA

— 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.

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EmeryJ | December 31, 2010 at 12:16 a.m. ― 3 years, 6 months ago

The Environmental Protection Agency has officially de-listed saccharin as a wellness threat.

I read this here: Saccharin not a health threat but may still cause weight gain

In 2000, saccharin was no longer required to carry a warning label. Though formally saccharin is not a wellness danger, research suggests that sugar substitutes may still result in extra weight.

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