Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners? They Are In The Drinking Water


Dr. Mercola
Mercola.com

September 20, 2011

For those of you who are aware of the health dangers posed by artificial sweeteners and dutifully avoid them, theĀ featured studyfindings may come as a shocking surprise…

Researchers have found that the artificial sweetener sucralose (Splenda) is a widespread contaminant in waste water, surface water, and ground water. In a recent test, water samples from 19 U.S. drinking water treatment plants serving more than 28 million people were analyzed for sucralose. The sweetener was found to be present in:

  • The source water of 15 out of 19 of drinking water treatment plants tested
  • The finished water of 13 out of 17 plants, and
  • In 8 out of 12 water distribution systems

The average amounts of sucralose in source water and finished water was 440 ng/L and 350 ng/L respectively.

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