“(NaturalNews) It’s no secret that, compared to many parts of Europe, the United States is seriously lacking when it comes to protecting people from encountering harmful chemicals on a daily basis. For example, the synthetic chemical known as brominated vegetable oil (BVO) continues to show up in citrusy soft drinks such as Mountain Dew, but in Europe it’s banned. Sure, it’s been known linked to cardiac arrhythmias, disrupting the endocrine system and causing rashes, but the FDA hasn’t banned it here. Instead, it’s labeled as an “interim food additive” which indicates that there food may contain questionable substances.(1)”
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