The "cyclamate scare" has caused millions to become concerned. Millions are - for the first time- suspicious of the safety of foods. Is there cause for concern? Just how safe are the chemicals added to our food? The banning of the artificial sweetener cyclamate in the United States has suddenly changed the eating and drinking habits of 3 out of 4 Americans! Each year an estimated 150 million Americans have consumed about 20 million pounds of cyclamates, most of it in low-calorie carbonated soft drinks. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Robert H. Finch listed 172 brands of products which have contained cyclamates and estimated yearly sales of cyclamate-containing products to be about one billion dollars! But millions are gravely concerned. Many wonder, in view of the cyclamate scare, how many other supposedly "safe" additives in our food are harmful to human health, could cause cancer. It is a chilling thought!
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