Unsafe artificial sweeteners


Saccharin, the most widely used artificial sweetener, has been listed as an "anticipated human carcinogen" in the USA since 1981. A review in 1997 by the National Toxicology Program did not remove it from this list. Cyclamate may be carcinogenic and may also cause chromosome breakage and atrophy of the testicles. Aspartame may cause brain damage or changes in brain chemistry and behaviour.

Narrower Problems:
Aspartamate disease
Urinary incontinence
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST