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RTM: ATSDR: EPA limit 1 ppm formaldehyde in drinking water July 1999 5.30.2 rmforall

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    RTM: ATSDR: EPA limit 1 ppm formaldehyde in drinking water July 1999 5.30.2 rmforall http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/835 This is the same
    Message 1 of 1 , May 30, 2002
      RTM: ATSDR: EPA limit 1 ppm formaldehyde in drinking water July 1999
      5.30.2 rmforall


      This is the same limit published May 2, 2002 for California. The
      aspartame in 6 cans of Diet Coke will provide
      14 times this daily limit of formaldehyde.


      Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
      Division of Toxicology
      1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop E-29
      Atlanta, GA 30333 888-422-8737 FAX: (404)498-0057

      Dr. Christopher T. De Rosa, Director, Division of Toxicology
      (404) 498-0160 Fax: (404) 498-0094 cyd0@...

      Spengler, Robert, Sc.D., Associate Administrator for Science
      (404) 498-0003 FAX: (404) 498-0081 : RSpengler@...

      Board of Scientific Counselors Roster June 2001

      Mr. Ronnie D. Wilson, the ATSDR Ombudsman
      (404) 498 0004 (888) 422 8737] Fax (404) 498 0083 RWilson2@...
      When all routine avenues have been
      exhausted, the ATSDR ombudsman can be
      called to impartially investigate, mediate,
      and assist in areas where the "system" has
      failed. In doing so, this office is not an
      advocate for the interests of ATSDR, nor is
      it an advocate for business, nor industry,
      nor private citizens, nor any other
      government entity. It is an advocate for
      problem resolution.

      ToxFAQsTM for Formaldehyde CAS# 50-00-0 July 1999

      Has the federal government made recommendations to protect human health?

      The EPA recommends that an adult should not drink water containing more
      than 1 milligram of formaldehyde per liter of water (1 mg/L) for a
      lifetime exposure, and a child should not drink water
      containing more than 10 mg/L for 1 day or 5 mg/L for 10 days.

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set a
      permissable exposure limit for formaldehyde of 0.75 parts per million
      (ppm) for an 8-hour workday, 40-hour workweek. [in air]

      The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
      recommends an exposure limit of 0.016 ppm. [in air]

      Source of Information:
      Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 1999.
      Toxicological profile for formaldehyde. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of
      Health and Human Services, Public Health Service.
      http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp111.html July 1999

      RTM: Tholen: Diet Coke has 5 ppm formaldehyde from aspartame
      5.30.2 rmforall

      Both Tholen in 2002 and Cohen in 1997 found that formaldehyde levels
      from aspartame in Diet Coke were lower after weeks at 104 and 130
      degrees F.
      However, Tholen found about 5 ppm formaldehyde, versus the maximum of
      0.231 ppm by Cohen for 7 new cans kept 70 days at about 69 degrees F.
      This is about 20X more. Could it be that Tholen's Diet Coke was much
      older, allowing much more time for its aspartame to decompose into
      Or did Tholen's Diet Coke contain much higher levels of aspartame to
      begin with?

      FOOD & DRUG BRANCH (916) 445-2263
      DEPARTMENT OF TOXICS (916) 324-1826
      California Dept. of Health Services
      Drinking Water Action Levels: Contaminants of Current Interest
      Last Update: May 2, 2002 [extracts]
      Action Levels (ALs) are health-based advisory levels established
      by DHS for chemicals in drinking water that lack
      maximum contaminant levels (MCLs). Chemicals for
      which ALs are established may eventually be regulated
      by MCLs, depending on the extent of contamination,
      the levels observed, and the risk to human health.

      An AL is the level of a contaminant in drinking water
      that is considered not to pose a significant health risk to
      people ingesting that water on a daily basis. It is calculated
      using standard risk assessment methods for
      non-cancer and cancer endpoints, and typical exposure assumptions,
      including a 2-liter per day ingestion rate, a
      70-kilogram adult body weight, and a 70-year lifetime.

      Removal of Source from Service (Recommendation):
      DHS recommends that the drinking water system take
      the source out of service if a contaminant is present at more than:
      10 times the AL, if the AL is based on noncancer endpoints.
      A level greater than 10 times the AL reduces
      the margin of safety provided by the AL.

      Formaldehyde (noncancer) 0.1 mg/L [ppm] Action Level

      This means that a level 10X greater, 1 ppm, would not be allowed in
      drinking water. For an average 2 L daily drinking water,
      that would be 2 mg maxium allowable daily ingestion
      of formaldehyde for an adult.

      Two liters equals 5.6 12-oz cans of Diet Coke, which, according to
      Tholen, would provide as much as 5 ppm formaldehyde, 28 mg,
      14 times more than the EPA and California allowable limit.
      Likewise, the methanol supplied, 112 mg in 2 L Diet Coke,
      is also 14 times the EPA limit for drinking water.
      Many aspartame reactors, reporting a typical serious symptom suite,
      use diet drinks and other sources of aspartame at
      a level of 2 L daily and more.

      Dr. Woodrow C. Monte, "Aspartame: Methanol, and the Public Health,"
      Journal of Applied Nutrition, Volume 36, No. 1, pages 42-54, 1984.
      (62 references) Professsor of Food Science
      Director of the Food Science and Nutrition Laboratory
      Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287
      6411 South River Drive #61 Tempe, Arizona 85283-3337
      602-965-6938 woody.monte@...
      The methanol from 2 L of diet soda, 5.6 12-oz cans, 20 mg/can, is
      112 mg, 10% of the aspartame. The EPA limit for water is 7.8 mg daily
      for methanol (wood alcohol), a deadly cumulative poison. Many users
      drink 1-2 L daily. The reported symptoms are entirely consistent
      with chronic methanol toxicity. (Fresh orange juice has 34 mg/L, but,
      like all juices, has 16 times more ethanol, which strongly protects
      against methanol.)

      Rich Murray, MA Room For All rmforall@...
      1943 Otowi Road, Santa Fe NM USA 87505 505-986-9103

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      RTM: Tholen: Diet Coke has 5 ppm formaldehyde from aspartame
      5.29.2 rmforall
      For 6 cans of diet soda, this is 14 times more than the daily limit for
      formaldehyde in drinking water, set by the EPA in July, 1999 and the
      California Dept. of Health Services,
      Div. Drinking Water and Environmental Management (916) 323-2308
      Drinking Water Action Levels: Contaminants of Current Interest
      Last Update: May 2, 2002

      http://www.dorway.com/tldaddic.html 5-page review
      "Aspartame (NutraSweet) Addiction"
      H.J. Roberts in "Townsend Letter", Jan 2000 HJRobertsMD@...
      http://www.sunsentpress.com/ sunsentpress@...
      Sunshine Sentinel Press P.O.Box 17799 West Palm Beach, FL 33416
      800-814-9800 561-588-7628 561-547-8008 fax

      1038-page medical text "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic"
      published May 30 2001 $ 85.00 postpaid data from 1200 cases
      available at http://www.amazon.com
      over 600 references from standard medical research
      http://www.aspartameispoison.com/contents.html 34 chapters
      RTM: Moseley:
      review Roberts "Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic" 2.7.2 rmforall

      Ann Pharmacother 2001 Jun;35(6):702-6
      Relief of fibromyalgia symptoms following
      discontinuation of dietary excitotoxins.
      terpening@... cterpeni@...
      Smith JD, Terpening CM, Schmidt SO, Gums JG.
      Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville, FL, USA.
      gums@... siggy@...

      RTM: Smith, Terpening, Schmidt, Gums:
      full text: aspartame, MSG, fibromyalgia 1.17.2 rmforall

      Rich Murray: Professional House Doctors: Singer: EPA: CPSC:
      formaldehyde toxicity 6.10.1 rmforall

      Rich Murray: 18 recent formaldehyde toxicity [Comet assay] abstracts
      6.25.1 rmforall
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