Is saccharin all right to use? With all cancer scares about artificial sweeteners, I want to know if it is safe to use.
Saccharin was thought to be one cause of bladder cancer in men. Because of a law called the Delaney Clause, any substance that is known to cause cancer in man or animals must be banned. At the time the Food and Drug Administration was considering banning saccharin, there wasn’t any other artificial sweetener on the market. Since that time, any food with saccharin in it has carried a warning label that the use of saccharin may be hazardous to your health.
The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta studied people with bladder cancer. They did not find any higher incidence of bladder cancer among saccharin users as compared to non-saccharin users.
The numbers of foods in today’s market with saccharin are fewer because of the increased use of aspartame. Aspartame does not leave a bitter aftertaste as saccharin does.