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FDA Test Finds High Benzene Levels in Soda

Monday, May 22, 2006

Last Friday, FDA released results of a limited sampling of sodas the agency tested for benzene, thanks in part to the more than 4,300 signatures on EWG's benzene petition asking the agency to remove the chemical from drinks on store shelves. FDA didn't test many samples, but found two brands at 17 times the level of benzene allowable in tap water, and six others at two to four times the limit.

Get up to speed on the issue on our benzene page.

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