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  • G'day Kuyakev, Thank you for your questions. There have been no claims of that as far as I am aware. There have been claims of it causing other things but no hard evidence as far as I am aware. I have attached sources for your reference. Regards Reference Wikipedia Splenda http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splenda#Criticisms_and_controversy Material Safety Data Sheet http://www.innosweet.de/_downloads/MSDS_Sucralose_v1.00.pdf FDA http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/tpsucral.html
  • This is yet another reason why I am pro sugar. Obviously sugar is not good for you but if you can't drop and give me ten right now, you don't deserve a soda; you will drink water: is that understood. How's my drill seargent? I've never spent a day in the armed services. Sugar is just calories whereas the rest is a mixed bag that could be much worse in the long run.
  • I don't believe it is carcinogenic, no. As with all artificial sweetners though, it's a chemical cocktail and you're better off learning how to cut down on sugar and just enjoy the sugar you let yourself have!
  • Fact, most things in life are a carcinogenic. For each person a trigger is different.
  • Here is an interesting quotation, found on Wikipedia, but from the European Union's Scientific Committee on Food, Health Protection Branch of Health and Welfare Canada and Food Standards Australia-New Zealand (FSANZ). “In determining the safety of sucralose, the FDA reviewed data from more than 110 studies in humans and animals. Many of the studies were designed to identify possible toxic effects including carcinogenic, reproductive and neurological effects. No such effects were found, and FDA's approval is based on the finding that sucralose is safe for human consumption.”[9] Concerns have also been raised about the effect of sucralose on the thymus gland, a gland that is important to the immune system. A report from NICNAS cites two studies on rats, both of which found "a significant decrease in mean thymus weight" at a certain dose.[10] The sucralose dosages which caused the thymus gland effects referenced in the NICNAS report was 3000 mg/kg bw/day for 28 days. For an 80 kg (176 lb) human, this would mean a 28-day intake of 240 grams of sucralose, which is equivalent to more than 20,000 individual Splenda packets/day for approximately one month. The dose required to provoke any immunological response was 750 mg/kg bw/day,[11] or 60 grams of sucralose per day, which is more than 5,000 Splenda packets/day (there are 11.9 mg of sucralose in a 1g retail packet of Splenda). These and other studies were considered by regulators before concluding that sucralose was safe. However, because some ingested sucralose is broken down and absorbed by the body there is concern that chronic consumption may lead to thymus shrinkage or other side-effects." It looks like Splenda in the small amounts most people would take it, causes no threat.
  • http://www.splendaexposed.com/articles/splenda_toxicity/ "Chlorocarbons are non-natural substances. A few of their more well known family members include carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethelene and methylene chloride— chemical agents that have absolutely no place in a healthy, human diet. On its own, chlorine is commonly founds in a number of insecticides, bleach and bleach-based products, as well as household and commercial disinfectants. Some of the more famous members of this group include DDT, Chlorodane and Lindane" http://www.citizens.org/consumer-corner/coffe-with-cream-and-pesticide-jayson-kroner-c-s-n "Splenda is the trade name for sucralose, a synthetic compound stumbled upon in 1976 by scientists in Britain seeking a new pesticide formulation. It is true that the Splenda molecule is comprised of sucrose (sugar) — except that three of the hydroxyl groups in the molecule have been replaced by three chlorine atoms" http://www.womentowomen.com/nutritionandweightloss/splenda.asp?id=2&campaignno=artificialsweeteners&adgroup=ag1splenda&keywords=splenda We don't know if t will cause cancer yet, but chlorine is carcinogenic and splenda is composed of chlorine atoms. It WAS originally formulated while trying to create a pesticide. I don't trust it. Just limit sugar intake and enjoy it!
  • I snort Splenda every morning, noon, and night and I am fine. Well, kinda. Actually not. I need a fix.
  • not that i know of, ive used it and dont have cancer

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