Did you know… some soft drinks contain a chemical used in flame retardants. Brominated vegetable oil or “BVO” contains the highly toxic chemical, bromine, which is also used as an additive to gasoline as well as in the manufacture of pesticides. BVO has been used in the making of soft drinks the United States for the last couple of decades, and oddly enough, continues to be used despite being banned in over one hundred countries including Japan and India, where it has been banned since 1988.
But, what about Canada? Brominated vegetable oil is classified as “X – Miscellaneous Agents” which include a variety of other food additives, such as carbonating agents in soft drinks, plasticizing agents in gum, and filtering agents in beer. So yes, this poisonous chemical is being fed to your children as well.