Is Sucralose Safe?


Sucralose was first discovered in 1976, and was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration on April 1, 1998, for use in 15 food and beverage categories. It was approved by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) in 1990, and has been used internationally since 1991. In 1999, the FDA approved sucralose as a “general purpose” sweetening product.

Environmental Hazards


Many environmental agents can cross over the placenta and affect the fetus. Substances in the mother’s blood are readily transferred from the mother’s uterine arteries, across the placental membrane, into the baby’s umbilical vein, and then to the baby’s entire body. Though research has been done on chemical effects on fetal development and birth defects, no solid conclusions have been made about specific chemicals causing birth defects. Still, it’s a good idea to avoid environmental hazards when possible in order to provide the safest conditions for your baby.

You can protect the health of your unborn child by avoiding hazardous chemicals in drinking water , food, air, and home and work environments. Wash fruits and vegetables to remove pesticides and filter your drinking water if you know or suspect it might contain lead or high amounts of chlorine.