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PepsiCo to Remove Flame Retardant from Gatorade Thanks to Teenager’s Petition
Posted By Mark Boyer On February 3, 2013 @ 1:03 pm In Inhabitots | No Comments
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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 petition started at Change.org: http://www.change.org/petitions/gatorade-don-t-put-flame-retardant-chemicals-in-sports-drinks
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