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    any long/short term side effects?

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    well then thx
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    WOW, I never read any of that stuff before...... now I'm scared!

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    Holy crap, I'm reading more and more and consuming chlorine ect. worries me.

    More reading to do... but it's definetly something I'm going to start thinking about (and researching) .... thanks for bringing this up!

    WOW, reading the FDA aproval of it, I'm eating WAY more than the recommened daily maximums............. WOW, a certain small percent acutally never leaves the body in the FDA approval paper...........

    WOW, I NEVER would have guessed..... have to go think..... my head hurts

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    Reading about all those problems that could happen has cause me to have some bowel distress. Gotta run change my drawers.....
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    How safe is refined sugar?
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    I don't see what the big thing with Chlorine is. You eat salt don't you? salt is act. called Sodium Chloride.

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    Guess what?

    Splenda, aspartame, and saccharine are among the most extensively studied compounds on the planet. Not once have they been demonstrated to be of even the slightest danger.

    Hint: if something reeks of fearmongering, ignore it. Case in point: www.aspartamekills.com

    You'd be far better off worrying about PCBs, mercury, and the like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _-_v_-_

    aspartame, Not once have they been demonstrated to be of even the slightest danger.

    Ya thats simply not true, try again please.

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    Show me one study that demonstrates the purported deleterious effects of aspartame in a normal (read: non-phenylketonuric) population.

    I submit that one likely will not find such a study; and, if perchance one does, for every such study one will also find hundred studies demonstrating precisely the opposite. The preponderance of evidence suggests that aspartame is eminently safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    It's safe.
    I wouldn't go that far except say that it's FDA approved but many FDA approved products have been taken off the market cause of bad effects.

    Basically there's no evidence that it's bad or that they let us see. WE will just have to wait a couple years..

    meanwhile.. use xylitol.. the stuff is natural and great! Does not affect insulin.
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    It's safe.

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    Stevia!!!!
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    considering I only use a sweetner in my morning coffer, I think I'll use sugar, and count the carbs, and not worry about giving myself cancer or intestinal problems.

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    Some people just like to spread fear.

    The FDA doesn't want people dying, that means fewer tax payers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vapour Trails

    The FDA doesn't want people dying, that means fewer tax payers.
    your right.. they just wanna make us sick enough so that we still are alive so we go to the doctor all the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReelBigFish
    I don't see what the big thing with Chlorine is. You eat salt don't you? salt is act. called Sodium Chloride.
    so did you not take chem in high school or.. what..?
    I mean just because chlorine is in salt, doesnt mean that its not toxic by itself. Thats like saying there's no reason why drugs have the molecular formula specifically tailored to be safe and beneficial to one's body; if not, then just through a whole bunch of carbons and unbonded hydrogens into a pill and see what it does! not.
    why dont you go chug a gallon of chlorine and see what it does to you? i mean, even in incredibly diluted amounts (like the amt they put to clean swimming pools), if you try sticking your arm into one of those buckets, it'll rip off all of your hair as well as give you a tanline like no other (trust me, i've done this before on a dare). Try drinking the same stuff, except more concentrated.
    of COURSE its dangerous to consume chlorine.

    Sorry to get up all on your case, but i'm a chemical engineering major and am a stickler on this kind of thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IZich
    Sorry to get up all on your case, but i'm a chemical engineering major and am a stickler on this kind of thing.
    wow at 18 already an chemical engg? how'd u pull that off?...must be smart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vvv
    wow at 18 already an chemical engg? how'd u pull that off?...must be smart!
    Chemical engineering MAJOR. He could be an 18 year-old freshman or sophomore, which is normal.
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    The sugar industry is huge. I wonder how many millions of dollars they spend trying to discredit sugar substitutes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borris
    Chemical engineering MAJOR. He could be an 18 year-old freshman or sophomore, which is normal.
    yep
    not to say its an easy field to get into, though.
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