Sarah Kavanagh from Mississippi went to get a sports drink from the fridge and saw an ingredient on the label she didn't like the sound of - brominated vegetable oil
. After researching online and finding that BVO was also a flame-retardant chemical which was connected with a number of health concerns, Sarah, 17, started a petition calling for drinks companies to stop using it.
The ingredient, Brominated Vegetable Oil
, or BVO, is found in Coca-Cola fruit and sports drinks including Fanta and Powerade.
said it would stop using brominated vegetable oil
in Gatorade and find another way to evenly distribute color in the sports drink.
A recent (http://www.change.org/petitions/gatorade-don-t-put-flame-retardant-chemicals-in-sports-drinks?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=url_share&utm_campaign=url_share_before_sign) Change.org petition requested PepsiCo to stop including brominated vegetable oil
, or BVO, as an ingredient in Gatorade.
Artificial Colorings (Citrus Red 2, Red 40) Aspartame (NutraSweet) Brominated Vegetable Oil
(BVO) Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) Heptyl Paraben Propyl Gallate Quinine [D] A Certain People Should Avoid These cause allergic or other reactions in some people.
Fresca, and orange Gatorade all contain bromide in the form of brominated vegetable oils
. While the manufacturers say the amount is negligible, Dr.