Chewing gum ingredient may cause Cancer? Health Canada

by John McKiggan

The federal government is considering declaring an ingedient used to make chewing gum as toxic after tests linked it to cancer in lab rats.

The Canadian Press reported that vinyl acetate is one of 17 substances Health Canada could recommend be deemed toxic in a draft report to be published Saturday.

There has been no link demonstrated between vinyl acetate and cancer in humans.

Many major chewing gum manufacturers were quick to point out that their products do not contain vinyl acetate.

I don’t smoke and now it looks like I have to stop chewing gum. If they find out that coffee causes cancer I am in big trouble.

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