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  • Powerade drops controversial ingredient (brominated vegetable oil)

    05/04/2014 11:27:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2014 1:26 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    Coca-Cola is dropping a controversial ingredient from its Powerade sports drink, after a similar move by PepsiCo’s Gatorade last year. The ingredient, brominated vegetable oil, had been the target of a petition by a Mississippi teenager, who questioned why it was being used in a drink marketed toward health-conscious athletes. The petition on Change.org noted that the ingredient is linked to a flame retardant and is not approved for use in Japan or the European Union. In response to customer feedback, PepsiCo said last year it would drop the ingredient from Gatorade. At the time, Coca-Cola declined to say whether...
  • 30 people hospitalised as gas tanker leaks chemical gas (bromine) in Karnal, India

    08/27/2005 1:51:28 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 2 replies · 194+ views
    New Kerala ^ | Aug. 26, 2005 | New Kerala
    Karnal (Haryana): Thirty people, including eleven women, three children and three policemen were hospitalised when they fell unconscious due to leakage of a chemical gas from a tanker near the Liberty crossing in Balri village of Karnal district in Haryana yesterday evening. The tanker was coming from Mumbai, when the chemicals (liquid bromine) started leaking, and very soon, it was covered by red clouds formed by the chemicals. Various cases of eye irritation and falling unconsciousness were soon reported in the surrounding areas, and the sufferers had to be taken to local hospitals. However, no case of death has been...