Report: FDA knew about high benzene levels in sodas

04/10/2006 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

The Total Diet Study, completed by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003, showed that 80% of the diet sodas tested had benzene levels higher than the allowable limit for drinking water. An environmental group says its discovery of the report reveals the FDA is not being honest with consumers. However, the FDA and industry associations maintain that diet sodas are safe.

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Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

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