Sodium benzoate is a compound mixed by benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide.
Its used as a preservative in many soft drinks and processed foods. This chemical is found to be highly toxic than high fructose corn syrup and processed sugar.
Benzene is the main ingredient of Liquid Wrench, various paint stripper products, rubber cements, and spot removers, due to its solvent qualities. It was banned from rubber manufacturers in the U.S. because it caused a large percentage of workers to get leukemia.
In Europe, the food industry is under pressure to make a ban on sodium benzoate as it harms children developmental safety. Shockingly, the media in the U.S. and its government have stayed very quiet over it.
The reason for that, chemical companies face little worry as they are protected. It means that nay researcher daring to test the effects on children could terminate their career. This was also the case with those who studied fluoride and its effects on kids in America.
Originally it has a natural form, and is found in apples, cranberries, blueberries, cinnamon and apples. There are no side effects from the natural form, only its synthetic form can cause toxic effects. When made in lab, it becomes a toxic agent that kills. Synthetic sodium benzoate is very harmful to the DNA structure. Sodium benzoate works to attack the mitochondria within DNA, using oxygen to make energy.
Chronic, long-term exposure to sodium benzoate has yet to be researched. Effects on an organism are random the theres an alteration of the genetic structure or DNA. Damage to DNA and Sodium benzoate are linked to liver issues, Parkinson’s disease, and that isn’t all of it.
The medical establishment within our country is so quick to label new diseases as genetically caused, while turning their cheeks to harmful toxins like sodium benzoate that trigger genetic mutations. Its link to genetic mutations hints at why benzene is so carcinogenic. “Once again, the FDA has sided with big food companies and misled consumers about the problem of benzene in beverages, withholding data and issuing public reassurances that are contradicted by their own test results.”
Richard Wiles, Environmental Working Group’s senior vice president:
Our chemical industry found a method to make vitamin C harmful. Currently all soft drinks contain synthetic vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. It causes a decrease of red blood cells, which hurt the immune system. It then reacts by producing allergy symptoms, leukemia, various other blood cancers, and pre-cancerous blood conditions.
Benzene content increases in correlation with shelf-life, heat, and light exposure. In 1990, A study of diet Orange Crush by Cadbury’s revealed that benzene levels “off the shelf” were 25 P.P.B. (parts per billion) and it rose to 82 P.P.B. after exposure to heat and light.
U.S. federal safety rules limit benzene levels in drinking water to 5 P.P.B.; but regulators made a special exception for soft drinks, which made the manufacturers immune from this safety regulation. Some soft drinks tested to have well over 100 P.P.B. of benzene at purchase, which is 20 times greater than the maximum safe level for human consumption.
The clear connections between benzene formation, sodium benzoate, and vitamin C were discovered in the early 1990’s. The findings were ignored in the United States, and debate about them have been silenced. Coca-Cola confirmed that alternatives exist when they reformulated Diet Coke
in the U.K., following public outrage about sodium benzoate. Despite being knowledgeable of the risks involved, public pressure on soft drink manufacturers is not yet great enough.
The Food and Drug Administration has ignored the dangers of benzene in soft drinks, and it has even worked to cover up facts from the public, according to the Environmental Working Group. Researchers at Southampton University have found that sodium benzoate lowered the I.Q. by five points in children.
Britain’s Food Standards Agency has even warned parents that sodium benzoate is a primary cause of hyperactivity in children, along with artificial colorings. However, in the U.S., there has been nothing but silence and the destruction of evidence.
“Sodium benzoate is the most effective preservative currently authorized.”
— Richard Laming, British Soft Drinks Association
A preservative is a chemical suitable for killing bacteria, fungi, and anything else that could otherwise live inside a product. Preservatives do not keep foods “fresh,” as marketers contend.
They are toxic enough to kill anything in a food item. Natural preservatives have been available for decades, which include grape seed extract, pine bark extract, stevia, colloidal silver, organic nitrates from celery, and raw honey. The natural alternatives have no ties with the chemical industry, which funds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; whose approval is necessary for food distribution.
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