Brominated Soda - Not Good

Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is corn or soybean oil bonded with the toxic element bromine. It's added as an emulsifier, to prevent the flavoring from separating and floating to the surface. About 10 percent of sodas sold in the US contain this additive, which has been banned in foods throughout Europe and Japan.

Bromine is a central nervous system depressant and can trigger a number of psychological symptoms such as acute paranoia and other psychotic symptoms. Bromine toxicity can also manifest as skin rashes, acne, loss of appetite, fatigue, and cardiac arrhythmias. BVO has been shown to bioaccumulate in human tissue and breast milk, and animal studies have found it causes reproductive and behavioral problems.

When ingested, bromine competes for the same receptors that are used to capture iodine. This can lead to iodine deficiency, which can in turn leads to an increased risk for cancer of the breast, thyroid gland, ovary and prostate cancers.

BVO is added in following Sodas:
Mountain Dew
Fanta Orange
Gatorade Thirst Quencher Orange
Powerade Strawberry Lemonade
Squirt
Sunkist Pineapple
Fresca Original Citrus

With or without BVO, sodas contain so many ingredients harmful to your health and it is advised to eliminate sodas from your diet altogether.