Petition Update

New petition against Powerade

Sarah Kavanagh
Hattiesburg, MS

Jan 31, 2013 — Please sign this new petition www.change.org/powerade.

I was excited to hear that Gatorade removed BVO after my Change.org petition, and I think its main competitor Powerade should do the same thing.

Why would anyone concerned about sports and health want to drink a controversial chemical that’s not safe enough to use in Europe or Japan?

Powerade: If Gatorade can take crazy chemical BVO out of sports drinks, so can you
Powerade: If Gatorade can take crazy chemical BVO out of sports drinks, so can you
A couple months ago, I found out that one of my favorite drinks, Gatorade's Orange, contained brominated vegetable oil (BVO). According to Scientific American and other news reports, BVO is patented as a flame retardant and has been banned in Europe and Japan. So I started a Change.org petition asking Gatorade to stop using it.
http://www.change.org