Protect Our Children from Caffeine Overdose

Protect Our Children from Caffeine Overdose

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Did you know that the majority of the caffeine we consume in the United States is a synthetic substance that's been formulated at a lab in China? The synthetic caffeine business is a powerful one and the U.S. imports around 7 Million kgs for the carbonated beverage industry alone.

Synthetic caffeine is classified as a hazardous chemical, toxic to the environment and humans when exposed in its chemical form. A tablespoon of this caffeine powder is so potent it will actually kill you. The manufacturing process is completed with substances like ammonia and chloroform, and studies have shown an increased association in ovarian cancers, infertility, and even mood disorders among certain individuals who consume moderate to high amounts of caffeine regularly. 

The FDA does not regulate caffeine amounts when used as a food additive or in supplements like high-sugar energy drinks and there are currently no label laws in place to protect the public. Because of this lack of oversight, consumers--mostly children--are being targeted by catchy marketing campaigns at the expense of their health. Several states have already moved forward with laws to prohibit the sale of energy drinks to minors. Read More about our efforts on our website.

If you'd like to help us move legislation forward that would protect Alabama's youth and their health, please sign our petition here that would show your support for banning the sale of energy drinks to minors.

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