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img_office“The National Cancer Institute states in its “Cancer Facts” documents that ‘epidemiological studies do not provide clear evidence’ of a link to human cancer. Regina Ziegler, Ph.D., an NCI epidemiologist, says, ‘Typical intakes of saccharin at normal levels for adults show no evidence of a public health problem.”

  • John Henkel, staff writer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Consumer, in the article “Sugar Substitutes: Americans Opt for Sweetness and Lite”

“Concerns over saccharin’s safety were first raised twenty years ago after a flawed study that administered huge quantities of the sweetener to laboratory rats produced bladder tumors in rats. New and better scientific research has decisively shown that the earlier rat studies are not at all applicable to humans.”

  • Rep. Joe Knollenberg, who sponsored a bill (signed by President Clinton on December 21, 2000) to remove the saccharin warning label

“The Committee accepted that on the basis of data reviewed to date, it would be inappropriate to consider the bladder tumors induced in male rats by sodium saccharin to be relevant to the assessment of toxicological hazards to humans.”

  • World Health Organization’s Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives, 1993

“The weight of toxicological evidence and the lack of a consistent association in epidemiological studies suggests that carcinogenic effects of saccharin noted in rats are not relevant to humans. As a results, it is considered that saccharin could be re-listed in the Canadian Food and Drug Regulations for use as a sweetener in the proposed food categories.”

  • Health Canada, 2013

“Epidemiological studies have also not established any evidence that bladder cancer in man is associated with saccharin intake.”

  • European Economic Communities, “Report of the Scientific Committee for Food on Sweeteners,” December 11, 1987

“Saccharin remains a vitally important substance for many Americans who depend on it as a sugar substitute. Though we have developed other sweeteners, none duplicates all of its particular virtues, and none is a complete substitute for it.”

  • Senator Orrin Hatch, Chairman, Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, April 1985

“The actual risk, if any, of saccharin to humans still appears to be slight.”

  • Frank Young, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, April 2, 1985

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