Saccharin May Be Dropped From EPA Hazard List

Law360, New York (April 21, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT) -- Environmental authorities have moved to further restore the reputation of maligned artificial sweeter saccharin by proposing to remove it from the agency’s hazardous substances lists, asserting that long-held concerns about cancer risk associated with the sweetener no longer apply.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice Wednesday proposing to drop saccharin and its salts from lists of hazardous wastes, constituents and substances because “it is no longer considered a potential hazard to human health.”

The move comes after the National Toxicology Program and the International...
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