Mercyhurst study aims to identify sucralose levels in beach water | Mercyhurst College

Faculty and student researchers at Mercyhurst University continue to investigate the presence of potentially harmful chemicals in the beach waters of Presque Isle State Park and have added a new one to their list: sucralose. A chlorinated form of sucrose found in artificial sweeteners, sucralose is used in an estimated 4,500 products ranging from Halloween candies to diet sodas.

Biochemistry majors Gregg Robbins-Welty and Erin Cox sample local beach waters.

Studies suggest that approximately 95 percent of ingested sucralose is not metabolized by the body and is excreted into the water supply, said Dr. Amy Parente, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Mercyhurst

via Mercyhurst study aims to identify sucralose levels in beach water | Mercyhurst College.

Your diet soda pee is polluting the countryside.

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