Coke, Pepsi altering recipes to avoid cancer warning
Level of carcinogens a concern?
- Duration 3:33
- Date Mar 9, 2012
Level of carcinogens a concern?
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-- -- The don't know that that's the second -- Do you did.
All -- fancier changing the way they make the soda I mean hold the phone folks right because.
Who doesn't like an -- called -- -- -- -- the iconic American company is reacting to the California law that requires warning labels now.
I kid -- not I'm drinks that contain a certain level of carcinogens.
The soda giant's of course are saying that there is nothing dangerous in their drinks.
But they are making some changes regardless they say that consumers will not taste the difference we'll have to do taste -- figure that one out.
Doctor Mark Siegel is a member of the Fox News medical -- team and associate professor of medicine it and -- at and -- use slang known medical center.
So attacked -- and so have might act -- in the afternoon and I really look forward to.
I think you're -- one Coca and I figure fine this is all about a substance called very fancy chemical name -- -- -- -- -- -- for MRI.
Which I was starting in right in rats a few years ago and found that 12100 parts per 1000012100.
Parts per million.
Could possibly cause lung cancer or kidney cancer liver or -- now.
Thyroid cancer now the problem is that the amount you're getting your soda is only point four parts per million in the twelve ounce can.
So you'd have to drink about a thousand to 2000 cans over a short period of time.
Before you would -- get near the amount that you would call carcinogen is possible that a human being could react to this element differently and then and lab -- good point never been -- -- humans but I think that's the amount is so small but I think fear is the prevailing factor here the center for science in the public interest has been pushing California and other states.
To get this out of -- but I am more concerned about the sugar you know of only 39 grams of sugar and mechanical 39 grams -- -- A well known -- about this artificial sweeteners is about what a lot I mean in other words I'm not concerned about you have in your hand in the afternoon but I think.
Studies have never shown that those artificial sweeteners are problematic they think.
Having a lot of -- -- problem on.
Let's take a look at this is what the American Beverage Association is saying about this they're saying that is nothing more than.
AC SPI scare tactic.
And -- the claims that -- making are outrageous.
Apparently the manufactures are gonna change is the -- coloring that's the factor here that's for exact -- they say they're going to refine it.
But they claim that nobody's going to be able to taste -- -- -- maybe so but think about what it's gonna cost the companies and in the time or an economic strife.
This is the kind of thing that worries me you know that we we targets and -- -- and we -- this is gonna -- you we have in the -- sugar we have an obesity epidemic.
It's an outfit and around that's -- overhang on and that's what I want the attention on a much more concerned about people getting all the -- getting diabetes getting high blood blister.
And having heart attacks than -- ever concerned about this microscope.
You were a -- you feel like just you know moderate and that is okay but obviously you don't want your kids -- you know.
Six Coke today I'm gonna I'm gonna tell my child is having a soda worry about a mouse that we study is it three years ago we live in a thousand times they -- -- Getting a job for -- summer like ever have a setback and worrying about the sugar because I wanted to move and exercise hundred plus coping mechanism that dogged dogged pointed out is -- -- -- actor Mark -- thank you so let's look at -- you know as Steve.