FDA considers banning soda additive

Additive in sodas, sports drinks could be harmful

FDA may ban additive found in sodas.

The FDA is considering banning an additive used in sodas.

Studies have shown that brominated vegetable oil could be harmful to the liver, heart and cause neurological problems. Many large beverage brands have already stopped using the ingredient in their products, but it can still be found in smaller grocery store brands.

There also may be good news for parents based on a new study on high schoolers and smoking. A national youth tobacco report finds e-cigarette use among high school students among high school students has fallen. This comes after the government is going after companies selling illegal vape products that appeal to young people.