Banning Aspartame in Canadian Public Schools

In Canadian public schools diet Coca-Cola and Pepsi are being sold in vending machines and in cafeterias. Many of these diet drinks substitute Aspartame for sugar. While this decreases the risk of Type II Diabetes it has numerous side effects. In the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand many people have advocated against Aspartame. The following excerpt is why they may have felt morally obliged to do so. "Aspartame is made of 3 components, 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid and 10% methanol (wood alcohol). In the body methanol breaks down into formaldehyde (embalming fluid) and formic acid." For those of you who are unaware, formaldehyde is a toxic substance and carcinogen as classified by the FDA. The FDA provides the following Material Safety Data (MSD): "Causes burns. Very toxic by inhalation, ingestion and through skin absorption. Readily absorbed through skin. Probable human carcinogen. Mutagen. May cause damage to kidneys. May cause allergic reactions. May cause sensitisation. May cause heritable genetic damage. Lachrymator at levels from less than 20 ppm upwards. Very destructive of mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes and skin." If you desire for your children/friends/family to suffer from these symptom's then I encourage you to disregard this petition. If however, you value their well being then PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND JOIN THE STRUGGLE TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM THIS TOXIC SUBSTANCE!

Discussion

No comments yet.

join the discussion

Recent signatures

  • username

    Samuel Gilsig, Canada

    5 years ago
  • username

    Sam Gilsig, Canada

    5 years ago

Petition highlights

There are no highlights yet.