Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. are changing the way they make the caramel coloring used in their soft drinks, in response to accusations that an ingredient in the coloring is a carcinogen.
The ingredient in question is called 4-methylimidazole. In 2011, authorities in California added 4-MI to a list of known carcinogens – the only state to have declared the chemical as cancer-causing.
In February 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the 4-MEI compound in Group 2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans.
So what the heck does this have to do with mobile phone radiation?
In May 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified cell phone and other types of radiofrequency (RF) and microwave radiation in Group 2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans.
IARC is the official WHO research institute on cancer.
So this should ring ones bells, some component of Coke/Pepsi is declared as possible carcinogenic to humans and the producer are quickly changing the recipe! Now mobile phone industry can’t change the recipe as easily, as the radiation is what makes their product work.
A quote from a world wide known expert about EMF radiation on the issue:
« How is this related to health effects of modern man-made electromagnetic fields in general?
Prof. Olle Johansson
4-methylimidazole is used in the caramel Pepsi and Coke both use for coloring. It is also a Group 2B carcinogen the same as radio frequencies. The question then becomes why would two companies that are certainly not known for being particularly health conscious voluntarily remove a Group 2B carcinogen from their formulation while governments, parliaments and health authorities world-wide – which promotes their concern for families and presumably healthy families – mandate every home, workplace and place of leisure and consumption must be inundated with a Group 2B carcinogen.
Never thought I would trust Pepsi and Coke to be more concerned about my health and well-being than my own government…«
Olle Johansson, assoc. prof. The Experimental Dermatology – Uni Department of Neuroscience
Source Article, more information:
– Coke, Pepsi tweak colour to avoid cancer warning
– Questions and Answers about Caramel Coloring and 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI or 4-MI)
– IARC: Cell Phone Radiation Is a Possible Human Carcinogen
– In Germany Coke/Pepsi will not change the recipe at all (German)