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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the principal federal agency responsible for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The HHS is responsi ... more
Acting Director of the Division of Health Effects Evaluation
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Director of the Office
Acting Director of Division of Health Effects Evaluation
FDA Center for Food Safety
Professor K. Kojima, Professor of Environmental Hygiene, Emeritus, College of Environmental Health
Member of FAO and WHO Joint Expert Committee On Food Additives
It is true, says Hattan, that aspartame ingestion results in the production of methanol, formaldehyde and formate--substances that could be considered toxic at high doses.
But the levels formed are modest, and substances such as methanol are found in higher amounts in common food products such as citrus juices and tomatoes.
Other circulating reports claim that two amino acids in aspartame--phenylalanine and aspartic acid--can cause neurotoxic effects such as brain damage.
"This is true in certain individuals and in high enough doses," says Hattan.
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