Drink Mountain Dew (and other similar sodas), that is. As with your food, it’s also important to know what you’re drinking! Brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is a toxic chemical and is banned in many countries. It competes with iodine for receptor sites in the body, which can lead to hypothyroidism, autoimmune disease, and cancer. The main ingredient, bromine, is a poisonous, corrosive chemical, linked to major organ system damage, birth defects, growth problems, schizophrenia, and hearing loss.
It is used as a flame retardant! That can’t be good for anyone.
Flame Retardant in Your Mountain Dew? Yep – Want to know more? Check out this post from ABC News