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[*] posted on 3-3-2006 at 17:47
Chemical phobia?

I got this article from another forum. It seems a little fishy to me.,,2-2065539,00.html

Well I think we should scratch Sodium Benzoate off our chemical lists soon.
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[*] posted on 3-3-2006 at 20:08

My favorite line:
"...this should be done urgently because the drinks were being marketed to children."

I don't think it will have any effect outside the drink manufacturer's world. Many commonly available chems are fine by themselves but can react to form other nasty chems. Think bleach. That never stopped the sale of bleach.
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[*] posted on 13-3-2006 at 03:39

I can't get the link to work. Is this about fizzy drinks containing traces of benzine due to the sodium benzoate reacting with vitamin C?
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[*] posted on 13-3-2006 at 05:11

The link works fine for me, are you selecting the entire line and pasting it into your browser address bar?

But yes, the article talks about benzene in soft drinks due to the reaction between sodium benzoate and ascorbic acid :P
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[*] posted on 25-4-2006 at 16:37

Here is the clickable link, I've fixed it:,,2-2065539,00.html
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[*] posted on 28-6-2006 at 02:11

surel the reaction between the two would simply produce sodium citrate (harmless) and Benzoic acid (also harmless in those quantities).

I only wish it WAS that simple to produce Benzene that way :)

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