Canada's health regulator has found benzene in about 20 per cent of
the soft drinks and other beverages it analyzed in a survey this
year, with four found to have exceeded the country's standard for
the cancer-causing chemical.
Five US soft drinks were found containing the cancer-causing
chemical benzene at levels above the legal limit for drinking
water, America's food safety watchdog has announced, sparking calls
for more thorough testing.
America's Food and Drug Administration has questioned the accuracy
of its own testing for benzene in soft drinks between 1995 and
2001, but held off criticism from Congress members for refusing to
publish results from its current...