Mark Boyer

PepsiCo to Remove Flame Retardant from Gatorade Thanks to Teenager’s Petition

by , 02/03/13
filed under: Inhabitots

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We know what you’re thinking. “Wait, there are flame retardants in Gatorade?” Yep, Brominated vegetable oil (BVO), a chemical that’s used as a flame retardant, is included in drinks like Gatorade to keep other ingredients from separating. There’s good news, though: PepsiCo announced plans to remove BVO from Gatorade after consumer complaints started rolling in via a petition started at Change.org by 15 year-old Sarah Kavanagh. But if you’re still looking to get your daily fix of BVO, you still can, as PepsiCo has zero plans to remove the chemical from Mountain Dew.

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