Friday, August 25, 2006

Stop Poisoning Your Kids?

Well if you insist. AP (08.25.06):
"Makers of two kids' drinks have eliminated ingredients in their products that can form cancer-causing benzene, as part of a settlement of lawsuits filed by parents. Parents sued Atlanta-based In Zone Brands Inc., maker of BellyWashers, and Preston, Wash.-based TalkingRain Beverage Co., over drinks containing benzene, which has been linked to leukemia." Soft Drink Companies Settle Benzene Case
"BellyWashers are juice drinks that come in reusable bottles featuring Spiderman, Hello Kitty, Scooby Doo and other well-known characters." "The drink makers denied that their products caused any harm. But they agreed in April and May to change their ingredients, after the suit was filed." As to the pesticides in the Coke and Pepsi in India? "A US official has warned India that bans imposed on soft drinks like Coca Cola and Pepsi could blight its hopes of attracting American investment." Which is otherwise known as a thinly-veiled threat.


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