Half of Americans at risk of carcinogen exposure from soda, study finds

February 18, 2015 8:51 PM

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Half of Americans at risk of carcinogen exposure from soda, study finds

About half of Americans over age 6 may be exposing themselves to a cancer-causing carcinogen daily, reveals a study published online Wednesday in the journal PLOS One.

Previous data show that many sodas with caramel coloring contain the human carcinogen 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), a compound that is sometimes produced during manufacturing and is known to cause cancer. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University aimed to pinpoint cancer’s potential burden on the Ameri...

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