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Tell FDA To Get Fire Retardant Out Of Our Sodas ACTION

Health & Wellness  (tags: FDA, food, health, family, Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO) )

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Get Fire Retardant Out Of Our Sodas. A harmful chemical that is found in fire retardant and is banned in Japan and Europe is found in ten percent of sodas and sports drinks in North America.

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Cheryl B (64)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 5:47 pm

Cheryl B (64)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 5:47 pm
thanks for telling the world

Kim O (396)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 5:51 pm
This is horrrrrrrible!!!! I love lemonade and citrus drinks!!!!! Dammmmit!!! Running off to check my favourite bevvies now! Thanks Nancy!!

Sunday December 18, 2011, 6:58 pm
Signed, thanks.

Genoveva M (328)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 7:00 pm
What ever happen with water and fresh beverages made at home?

David C (153)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 7:19 pm

Michael Carney (218)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 7:28 pm
Noted, and signed

Mary T (178)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 7:29 pm
Noted and signed.

Barbara B (0)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 10:04 pm
Time to make our own good old lemonade, limeade, lemon water, strawberry-orange water... carbonate them if you prefer, sweeten them if you want, perhaps with agave, or make agua frescas or licuadas. Endless possibilities better than poison.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 10:41 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you.

Danuta W (1248)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 11:52 pm

Quanta Kiran (67)
Monday December 19, 2011, 2:26 am

Ellen m (215)
Monday December 19, 2011, 3:21 am
Barbara hit the nail on the head!
And to think the sell this crap in schools, although they're trying to stop that here, but students are against it because its a great fundraiser..wonder how their going to feel when thir kids are born w/two head or something..perish the thought.
I'm glad I can't stand the stuff. Thanks

Carol H (229)
Monday December 19, 2011, 5:11 am
I was not aware, thank you for getting the word out!!!

Fran SiteIssues F (119)
Monday December 19, 2011, 5:19 am
Action taken, thanks, Nancy!

. (1)
Monday December 19, 2011, 6:32 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Nancy.

Michela M (3964)
Monday December 19, 2011, 9:23 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

. (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 9:30 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday December 19, 2011, 9:41 am
Signed yesterday in private email. Noted and posted to FB

Past Member (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 10:51 am
Noted & Signed. I don't drink soda, but this information is good to know. Thank you Nancy

Judith H (27)
Monday December 19, 2011, 12:29 pm

Vicky P (476)
Monday December 19, 2011, 1:02 pm
signed and noted

Monday December 19, 2011, 1:02 pm

Joe R (190)
Monday December 19, 2011, 1:17 pm
Signed and noted.

Bonnie B (103)
Monday December 19, 2011, 1:32 pm
Signed, shared on FB and noted. Thank you, Nancy. No wonder these things taste so funky!

Tim Redfern (581)
Monday December 19, 2011, 2:58 pm
Signed and noted.
Thanks, Nancy.

Lisa N (206)
Monday December 19, 2011, 2:58 pm
Action taken, thanks Nancy.

. (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 3:33 pm

. (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 3:35 pm
petition signed- I had no idea...

Cornelius McHugh (81)
Monday December 19, 2011, 4:57 pm
Both signed.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday December 19, 2011, 6:11 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 6:58 pm

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday December 19, 2011, 9:48 pm
noted and signed

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 1:36 am
Noted and signed thanks

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:45 am
I don't drink soda, I knew that it was bad for you but I did not know that it was Fire Retardant, even worst then I thought.

ewoud k (68)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:02 am
Signed and noted, thanks Nancy.

Lilo Prinz (23)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 12:42 pm
already signed, thanks

Elizabeth P (99)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 2:03 pm
Noted and Signed, Dont let childeren drink soda, I would'nt even call that soda, drinking poison.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 4:26 pm
Thank you Nancy. Gladly signed. Now I know why I always feel bloated after drinking sodas.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:27 pm
Please don't drink sodas.

Eternal G (745)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 7:00 pm
Action taken.

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 12:23 am
not MY sodas, as there ain't NO such thing.

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 12:25 am
don't just sign etitions. STOP buying/PAYING for such $hit !
" The consumer is the eternal suckling crying for the bottle. " -- Erich Fromm in " To Have or To Be ? - A new blueprint for mankind " 1976

Lloyd H (46)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:05 am
I have a better idea. Stop drinking the crap.

Jane H (139)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:42 am
noted and signed-----good idea above.

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 8:52 am
Noted and signed.

Sabre Daynes (46)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 9:57 am
Noted and signed. Like its not bad enough that most sodas are nuttin more than artificially flavored carbonated sugar water in the first place... now they wanna make sure to get us sick even faster. People should boycott this garbage all together, especially the diet crap.

Dianna M (16)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 2:37 pm

Let's see--skin lesions, check. Memory lo--what were we talking about? Nerve disorders--twitching, check. Yep, we're all turning into zombies.


Janet G (2)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 2:40 pm
We all need to just show the accountability for ourselves that the FDA obviously doesn't show for itself. Stop eating and drinking anything that has been pre-processed. And only buy Organic. I know it's a tough one to do, but by voting with our dollars, or rather the lack of our dollars being spent on this crap, we can send the clearest message that we will no longer tolerate this sort of thing.

Truth is, we all know how bad all this stuff is for us, anyway.

Alison A (244)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 2:53 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Nancy.

Judith Emerson (0)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 4:37 pm
Noted & Signed!

Ciara T (42)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 4:56 pm
Signed and noted!

Veronique L (209)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 4:58 pm
Don't they - or their children - ever drink soda? Or maybe they drink soda that comes from Europe, where BVO is banned...

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 6:25 pm
Petition letter sent.

Joy M (168)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:21 pm
Wow!! Just don't drink any soda...nasty stuff...

Laurita Walters (60)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:38 pm
noted, signed and shared, thank you

Khristi N (5)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 8:42 pm
Signed and noted and working on my cola addiction. More water for me.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 4:40 am
Already signed

Patricia E G (53)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:18 pm
Noted & Signed
Thank you

Nancy C (806)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 7:22 pm
I love filtered water! I use it alone, with bits of squeezed fruit juice or for organic coffee or tea...That's all I need!

Deborah L (70)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 9:06 pm
thanks for the information. I do not drink those kinds of pop and the past 3-4 years have cut down my pop drinking by about 99%. My neighbor always does Mt. Dew so I will tell him about it.

Cristina M (137)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:15 pm
Should we be drinking sodas? I think we should avoid them no matter if they're fire retardant free.

Regina P (67)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 5:45 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks

Alicia N (87)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 9:48 am

Kathy Parsons (20)
Wednesday December 28, 2011, 2:42 am

Taylore Vance (19)
Tuesday January 3, 2012, 1:44 pm
Oh my -- what a mess...

Süheyla C (234)
Wednesday January 4, 2012, 4:20 pm
Thank you for sharing
signed and noted

Josh M. (0)
Monday January 9, 2012, 1:28 am
Wait, it's stored in the fat cells?
ALL RIGHT!!! Y'know what that means? Less self-combustion! Thank you soda companies! I always knew you were looking out for me. ;3

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 7:16 pm
Signed & noted.

Kim Crumpler (26)
Friday February 10, 2012, 9:07 am
I have stopped drinking sodas, now i am really glad i did . Water and green tea for me.

Ann B (60)
Tuesday February 14, 2012, 1:33 pm
Noted - Signed and Thanks for sharing.

Michael Ellis (13)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 5:25 am
Thanks for the info!

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 25, 2012, 4:29 am
This sounds horrific. OK we should not be drinking them in the first place but until we can persuade people to change let us at least get these things out of these drinks.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 12:06 pm
Signed. Thanks for posting.

Megan S (1)
Sunday March 11, 2012, 5:21 pm
signed thanks

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Friday March 16, 2012, 10:41 am
Pretty scary stuff!

Michelle Anderson (7)
Monday April 16, 2012, 6:38 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Rogers (303)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 6:33 am
Signed. I hope I will remember this horrid information next time I crave a soda.
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