It has been reported that the FDA has not been very forthcoming about the issue of Benzene in soda. Benzene is a carcinogen that has been linked to cancer such as leukemia. The current means of evaluating the effects of benzene is in terms of life-time exposure but it is unclear what precise amounts of Benzene and what type of exposure will cause health complications. Many experts do not feel like it causes a serious health issue, but others are not willing to be complacent in accepting even low risks without additional research.
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