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Sucralose in our drinking water???


Foodfacts.com works to find all the latest news and research pertaining to the food we eat, and water we drink. We just recently came across this article which we think many of you would be interested in, regarding a recent study determining that sucralose has been found in 19 different water treatment plants in the US. Read below to learn more!

If you’ve been diligently avoiding the consumption of chemical sweeteners like sucralose, you may be alarmed to learn that researchers have found sucralose lurking in the drinking water supply of more than 28 million Americans.

A recent study tested water samples from 19 water treatment plants in the United States serving more than 28 million people. Researchers analyzed the samples for the artificial sweetener sucralose. Samples tested positive for sucralose in the source water of 15 out of 19 plants. Furthermore, treatment failed to remove the sucralose from the drinking water: sucralose was also found in the finished drinking water from 13 out of 19 plants.

Researchers determined that current water treatment methods fail to effectively remove sucralose from our water supply, leaving millions of Americans to unknowingly consume this artificial sweetener every single day.

Why is Sucralose in Our Drinking Water?

When a person ingests sucralose, a large percentage of it is not broken down and is instead excreted as waste. This waste goes through the water treatment plant, where the sucralose remains intact and goes on to become part of our drinking water supply.

Because sucralose has become one of the most widely used artificial sweeteners in commercial soft drinks and snack foods, it is no wonder that it is making an appearance in our drinking water. If sucralose consumption continues to rise, it stands to reason that everyone drinking public water will be ingesting more of this chemical sweetener as well – whether they want to or not.

Sucralose is Not Safe for Consumption

The public should be aware that the majority of the studies on the safety of sucralose are funded by the creators of the most popular sucralose product on the market. The conflict of interest is obvious and the results of these studies are clearly biased in favor of sucralose.

Independent studies aren’t nearly so positive. Questions about the negative impact sucralose has on male fertility, red blood cell count, kidney health, gut flora balance and body weight are serious concerns generated from the results of these studies. Many researchers and health experts are convinced that sucralose should never have been deemed safe for human consumption.

Common sense dictates that any chemically-processed food is unfit for human consumption. The fact that these substances are now running rampant through our water supply is an atrocity that violates our right to choose what we put into our own bodies.


Preparing for extreme weather! (Hurricane Irene)

Foodfacts.com and the rest of the East Coast are awaiting the wrath of Hurricane Irene. Although we’ve been hit by hurricanes many times before, none have been quite the capacity of this one approaching. Therefore we have decided to quickly share some information we’ve found resourceful in regards to preparing for Irene.

First, and depending on your location, determine a safe evacuation route inland. So far, it appears the center of this hurricane will in some cases be on land. Prepare now and locate your community evacuation route.

Protect your home if you haven’t already. Stock up on plywood and boards to secure windows and glass.

Make sure to research the locations of nearby official shelters. In case there is significant damage to your home; you’ll want to find safe shelter close by. Most counties provide shelter areas for residents.

Double check your home for emergency equipment, such as flashlights, generators and battery-powered equipment like cell phones portable radios. Purchase batteries now just to be safe.

Prepare a first-aid kit with band-aids, rubbing alcohol, ace-bandages, and all the essentials.

Buy foods that will keep store and safe, clean drinking water. What we suggest are canned fruits and vegetables, including lentils and beans, dried fruits, wheat crackers, 100% fruit juice, cereals, etc.

It’s also important to double check that your vehicle is prepared with enough gas to travel. Also, make sure you have cash!

Stay safe!

What Do You Know About Your Drinking Water?

Foodfacts.com conducted an interview with LeeAnn Powers from IceBox Water and we learned how the quality of our water and the harmful effects of packaging are affecting our health and the planet. You can’t miss this. The videos below provide LeeAnn’s insightful answers and her company’s solutions about how to achieve cleaner and healthier water.