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Coke and Pepsi removing flame retardant chemical from drinks

   One person can make a difference. Coke and Pepsi are removing a flame retardant ingredient from their drinks in response to online petitions initiated by a Mississippi teenager. First, Sarah Kavanagh went after Pepsi for using BVO, brominated vegetable oil, in its Gatorade sports drink. BVO contains bromine, which is used in brominated flame retardant. Kavanagh’s petition got 200,000 signatures on  In January 2013, Pepsi announced it would remove the controversial BVO from Gatorade. The company is still using it in Mountain Dew and some... Read More →

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