Cancer and Soda’s?

Have you ever drink coca cola?.
I guess you have if you were born between 1920 and 2001.

Benzene — in soda? It’s true: many bottled soft drinks and related beverages contain benzene, a well-known carcinogen. Benzene is a major industrial contaminant: a powerful solvent sometimes used in the manufacture of plastics. You take in a fair amount every day through air pollution and in drinking water.

Coca-Cola and other bottlers aren’t putting it there on purpose, of course. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has known for almost fifteen years that potassium benzoate and sodium benzoate — commonly used as preservatives in soda drinks — can react with the ascorbic acid, which is also added to ensure product freshness. The result is benzene.

How much benzene? More than is safe or necessary. The EPA defines a safe level of benzene as zero. In tap water, levels should not exceed 5 parts per billion

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