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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wichita Eagle 08/26/2006 Coca-Cola latest target of benzene lawsuit: "Coca-Cola latest target of benzene lawsuit

This is the lawsuit that could tip the Coke and Pepsi challenge or maybe 7-Up is better altogether.

BY STEVE PAINTER
Eagle Topeka bureau
TOPEKA - Lawyers sued Coca-Cola in federal court in Kansas City, Kan., on Friday as they sought to dismiss complaints against two other soft-drink makers over levels of benzene in their products.
The amended complaint claims tests show benzene at 13 parts per billion in Coca-Cola's Vault Zero beverage, well above the 5 ppb limit established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as safe for drinking water.
A Coca-Cola spokesman said in a statement that Vault Zero is safe and the lawsuit is without basis.
Benzene is a known carcinogen linked to leukemia.
Separately Friday, Consumer Reports magazine said its own tests of soft drinks that contain vitamin C and sodium benzoate found benzene levels of 2 ppb or more in five of them."

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