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Posted: 20 August 2007

Aspartame toxicity was shown in thirteen detailed mainstream research studies in 24 months in work by expert teams in South Africa, England, Italy, Greece, Hungary, and Mexico.

Very little has been publicized in mass print and broadcast media.

Also highly relevant are a study in South Korea that finds levels of methanol similar to those from aspartame drinks cause the hangovers from alcohol drinks, a study in China on Alzheimer's type damage in nerve cells from low dose formaldehyde, and an IARC review by 25 experts that determines formaldehyde to be a human carcinogen.

Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007 Aug 8; [Epub ahead of print]
Direct and indirect cellular effects of aspartame on the brain.
Humphries P,
Pretorius E, resia.pretorius@up.ac.za,
Naud .
[1] Department of Anatomy, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
[2] Department of Anatomy, University of the Limpopo, South Africa.

Ultrastruct Pathol. 2007 Mar-Apr; 31(2): 77-83.
Ultrastructural changes to rabbit fibrin and platelets due to aspartame.
Pretorius E,
Humphries P.
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Pretoria, South Africa.
[ Humphries P also atDepartment of Anatomy, University of Limpopo. Medunsa Campus, Garankuwa. South Africa ]
*Correspondence to E. Pretorius, BMW Building, PO Box 2034,
Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0001, South Africa

http:// www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/health/womenfamily.html?in_article_id=45\3431&in_page_id=1799

By UK Daily Mail Newspaper
The proof food additives ARE as bad as we feared
By SEAN POULTER Last updated at 09:53am on 18th May 2007

[ This team will publish their confirming study later in 2007. ]
Archives of Disease in Childhood 2004; 89(6): 506-511
Erratum in: Arch Dis Child. 2005 Aug; 90(8): 875.
) 2004 BMJ Publishing Group & Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
The effects of a double blind, placebo controlled, artificial food colourings and benzoate preservative challenge on hyperactivity in a general population sample of preschool children
B Bateman 1,
J O Warner 1, j.o.warner@imperial.ac.uk,
E Hutchinson 3,
T Dean 5, tara.dean@port.ac.uk,
P Rowlandson 4, Dr. Piers Rolandson, Paediatric Tutor
C Gant 5,
J Grundy 5,
C Fitzgerald 3
and J Stevenson 2 jsteven@soton.ac.uk,
1 Infection, Inflammation and Repair Division, University ofSouthampton, Southampton, UK
2 Department of Psychology, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
3 Department of Clinical Psychology, St Marys Hospital, Isle of Wight, UK
4 Department of Paediatrics, St Marys Hospital, Isle of Wight, UK
5 David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre, St Marys Hospital,Isle of Wight, UK

http://www.ehponline.org/members/2007/10271/10271.pdf free full text 24 pages
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Lifespan Exposure to Low Doses of Aspartame Beginning During Prenatal Life Increases Cancer Effects in Rats
doi:10.1289/ehp.10271 (available at http://dx.doi.org)
Online 13 June 2007
Morando Soffritti 1,
Fiorella Belpoggi 1,
Eva Tibaldi 1,
Davide Degli Esposti 1,
Michela Lauriola 1
1 Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center, European Ramazzini
Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences, Bologna Italy
Address of the institution: Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center,
European Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences
Castello di Bentivoglio, Via Saliceto, 3, 40010 Bentivoglio, Bologna,
Italy +39 051 6640460 fax +39 051 6640223
crcfr@ramazzini.it, http://www.ramazzini.it
Address correspondence to: M. Soffritti
This research was supported entirely by the European Ramazzini Foundation Environmental Sciences.
The authors declare that they have no competing financial interests.

Results of Long-Term Carcinogenicity Bioassay on Sprague-Dawley RatsExposed to Aspartame Administered in Feed
Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2006 Sep; 1076: 559-577.
Fiorella Belpoggi,
Morando Soffritti,
Michela Padovani,
Davide Degli Esposti,
Michelina Lauriola, and
Franco Minardi.
The end judges everything -- HERODOTUS (480-425 B.C.) The History Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center,
European Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences
'B. Ramazzini', 40010 Bentivoglio, Bologna, Italy
[ and, previously ]
First experimental demonstration of the multipotentialcarcinogenic effects of aspartame administered in the feed to Sprague-Dawley rats.
Environ. Health Perspect. 2006 Mar; 114: 379-385. PMID: 16507461
Soffritti M, Belpoggi F, Degli Esposti D, Lambertini L, Tibaldi E, Rigano A.
Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 113, Number 11 November 2005 Current print issue
The full version of this article is available for free in PDF format.
http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2005/8711/8711.pdf 35 pages
First Experimental Demonstration of theMultipotential Carcinogenic Effects of Aspartame Administered in the Feed to Sprague-Dawley Rats.
Morando Soffritti, Fiorella Belpoggi, Davide Degli Esposti,Luca Lambertini, Eva Tibaldi, and Anna Rigano.
doi:10.1289/ehp.8711 (available at http://dx.doi.org)
Online 17 November 2005
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center,
European Ramazzini Foundation of Oncology and Environmental Sciences
Sofritti, M. et al. 2005.
Aspartame induces lymphomas and leukaemias in rats.
Eur. J. Oncol. 2005; 10: 107-116.

Food Chem Toxicol. 2007 Jun 16;[Epub ahead of print]
The effect of aspartame metabolites on the suckling rat frontal cortex acetylcholinesterase. An in vitro study.
Simintzi I
Schulpis KH, inchildh@otenet.gr
Angelogianni P
Liapi C
Tsakiris S. stsakir@cc.uoa.gr
Department of Experimental Physiology, Medical School
University of Athens
P.O. Box 65257, GR 15401 Athens, Greece.

Toxicology. 2007 May 18; [Epub ahead of print]
l-Cysteine and glutathione restore the reduction of rat hippocampal Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity induced by aspartame metabolites.
Simintzi I
Schulpis KH
Angelogianni P
Liapi C
Tsakiris S
Department of Experimental Physiology
Medical School, Athens University
P.O. Box 65257, GR-15401 Athens, Greece

Pharmacol Res. 2007 May 13; [Epub ahead of print]
The effect of aspartame on acetylcholinesterase activity in hippocampal homogenates of suckling rats.
Simintzi I
Schulpis KH
Angelogianni P
Liapi C
Tsakiris S
Department of Experimental Physiology
Medical School, University of Athens
P.O. Box 65257, GR-15401 Athens, Greece.

Eur J Clin Nutr. 2005 Dec 14; [Epub ahead of print]
The effect of L-cysteine and glutathione on inhibition of Na(+), K(+)-ATPase activity by aspartame metabolites in human erythrocyte [red blood cell] membrane.
Schulpis KH, Kleopatra H. Schulpis, MD, PhD.
Institute of Child Health, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital
GR-11527 Athens (Greece) +30 1 7708291, Fax +30 1 7700111
Papassotiriou I, biochem@paidon-agiasofia.gr
Tsakiris T
Tsakiris S. Stylianos Tsakiris. stsakir@cc.uoa.gr
1 Institute of Child Health, Research Center
'Aghia Sophia' Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece.
ggbriass@med.uoc.gr ersi_voskaridou@yahoo.com
mmoschov@med.uoa.gr siahanidou@hotmail.com

Pharmacol Res. 2005 Aug 26; [Epub ahead of print]
The effect of aspartame metabolites on human [red blood cell] erythrocyte membrane acetylcholinesterase activity.
Tsakiris S
Giannoulia-Karantana A
Simintzi I
Schulpis KH
Department of Experimental Physiology, Medical School
University of Athens, P.O. Box 65257, GR-154 01 Athens, Greece.
Stylianos Tsakiris. stsakir@cc.uoa.gr
Giannoulia-Karantana A. First Department of Pediatrics
Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, University of Athens, Greece.
Kleopatra H. Schulpis, MD, PhD. Institute of Child Health
Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, GR-11527 Athens (Greece)
Tel. +30 1 7708291, Fax +30 1 7700111 inchildh@otenet.gr
[ Papoutsakis T. tina.papoutsakis@hua.gr
Papadopoulos G. Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
University of Thessaly, Ploutonos 26, 41221 Larisa, Greece
papg@chem.auth.gr, ]

In Vivo. 2007 Jan-Feb; 21(1): 89-92.
The effect of aspartame administration on oncogene and suppressor geneexpressions.
Gombos K, katalin_gombos@yahoo.com
Varjas T
Orsos Z
Polyak E
Peredi J
Varga Z
Nowrasteh G
Tettinger A
Mucsi G
Ember I.
Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Public Health University of Pecs
Pecs, Hungary.

Hum Exp Toxicol. 2006 Aug; 25(8): 453-9.
The effect of aspartame on rat brain xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes.
Vences-Mejia A 1
Labra-Ruiz N 1
Hernandez-Martinez N 1
Dorado-Gonzalez V 1
Gomez-Garduno J 1
Perez-Lopez I 1
Nosti-Palacios R 1
Camacho Carranza R 2
Espinosa-Aguirre JJ 2.
Laboratorio de Toxicologia Genetica
1: Instituto Nacional de Pediatria, Insurgentes Sur, 3700-C
04530 Mexico, DF Mexico.
2: Instituto de Investigaciones Biom cas, UNAM, Apartado postal 70228
Ciudad Universitaria 04510 M co, D.F., M co
*Correspondence: JJ Espinosa-Aguirre, Instituto de Investigaciones
Biome4dicas, UNAM, Apartado postal 70228, Ciudad
Universitaria 04510 Me4xico, D.F., Mexico
Human & Experimental Toxicology (2006) 25(8): 453 - 459.
c 2006 SAGE Publications 10.1191/0960327106het646oa
[ Dra. Araceli Vences M
Jefa de Laboratorio de Toxicologia Genetica
60 P de Hospital Laboratorios
10 84 09 00 Ext.1410 -1448 aritaven@yahoo.com.mx, ]

Toxicol Sci. 2006 Mar;90(1):178-87.
Synergistic interactions between commonly used food additives in a developmental neurotoxicity test.
Lau K, McLean WG, Williams DP, Howard CV.
Developmental Toxicopathology Unit
Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Biology
University of Liverpool, Sherrington Buildings, Liverpool L69 3GE, UK
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
University of Liverpool, Sherrington Buildings, Liverpool L69 3GE, UK.
W. Graham McLean w.g.mclean@liv.ac.uk
C. V. Howard c.v.howard@liverpool.ac.uk
D. P. Williams dom@liv.ac.uk, 0151 794 5791 http://www.liv.ac.uk
Miss. Karen Lau karenlau@liv.ac.uk, 0151 795 4223

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Amyloid-like aggregates of neuronal tau induced by formaldehyde promote apoptosis of neuronal cells
BMC Neuroscience 2007 Jan 23, 8(1): 9 doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-8-9
Chunlai Nie niecl1022@ioz.ac.cn
Xing sheng Wang step@sun5.ibp.ac.cn Sarah Perrett sperrett@ibp.ac.cn
Rongqiao He herq@sun5.ibp.ac.cn
ISSN 1471-2202
Article type Research article
Submission date 15 August 2006
Acceptance date 23 January 2007
Publication date 23 January 2007
Article URL http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2202/8/9
Chun Lai Nie 1,3
Xing Sheng Wang 1,3
Ying Liu 1
Sarah Perrett 2 and
Rong Qiao He 1,3*
1 State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science
Institute of Biophysics, 15 Datun Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
2 National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules 3 Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 Yuquan Rd, Shijingshan
District, Beijing 100049, China
*Corresponding author

Addict Biol. 2005 Dec;10(4): 351-5.
Concentration changes of methanol in blood samples during an experimentally induced alcohol hangover state.
Woo YS, Yoon SJ, Lee HK, Lee CU, Chae JH, Lee CT, Kim DJ.
Chuncheon National Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Songsin Campus: 02-740-9714
Songsim Campus: 02-2164-4116
Songeui Campus: 02-2164-4114
http://www.cuk.ac.kr/eng/sub055.htm eight hospitals

" Absorbed formaldehyde can be oxidized to formate and carbon dioxide or can be incorporated into biologic macromolecules. " [ References include: Soffritti M, Belpoggi F, Lambertini L, Lauriola M, Padovani M, Maltoni C. 2002. Results of long-term experimental studies on the carcinogenicity of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in rats. Ann NY Acad Sci 982: 87-105.

Soffritti M, Maltoni C, Maffei F, Biagi R. 1989. Formaldehyde: an experimental multipotential carcinogen. Toxicol Ind Health 5:699-730. "Morando Soffritti is a member of the Working Group.]

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After a thorough discussion of the epidemiologic, experimental, and other relevant data, the working group concluded that formaldehyde is carcinogenic to humans, based on sufficient evidence in humans and in experimental animals.

In the epidemiologic studies, there was sufficient evidence that formaldehyde causes nasopharyngeal cancer, "strong but not sufficient" evidence of leukemia, and limited evidence of sinonasal cancer.

The working group also concluded that 2-butoxyethanol and 1-tert-butoxy-2-propanol are not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans, each having limited evidence in experimental animals and inadequate evidence in humans.

These three evaluations and the supporting data will be published as Volume 88 of the IARC Monographs. PMID: 16140628

Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Sep; 113(9): 1205-8.
Meeting report: summary of IARC monographs on formaldehyde, 2-butoxyethanol, and 1-tert-butoxy-2-propanol.
Cogliano VJ, Vincent James Cogliano cogliano@iarc.fr
Grosse Y, Yann Grosse grosse@iarc.fr
Baan RA, Robert A. Baan baan@iarc.fr
Straif K, Kurt straif@iarc.fr
Secretan MB, Marie B rice Secretan secretan@iarc.fr
El Ghissassi F, Fatiha El Ghissassi elghissassi@iarc.fr
Working Group for Volume 88.

IARC, 150 Cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon CEDEX 08, France
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IARC Monographs Vol 88
Formaldehyde, 2-Butoxyethanol and 1-tert-Butoxypropan-2-ol
December 2006
478 pages
ISBN 92 832 1288 6
US$ 40

This volume re-evaluates the available evidence on the carcinogenic potential of formaldehyde, a substance that is found in the workplace and in the environment. Formaldehyde is widely used in resins that bind wood products, pulp and paper; in glasswool and rockwool insulation; in plastics and coatings, textile finishing, chemical manufacture; and as a disinfectant and preservative. Also evaluated are two glycol ethers, 2-butoxyethanol and 1-tert-butoxypropan-2-ol, which are widely used as solvents in paints and paint thinners, coatings, glass and surface cleaners, inks, adhesives, personal-care products, and as chemical intermediates. As for formaldehyde, there is sufficient evidence in epidemiological studies for nasopharyngeal cancer, strong but not sufficient evidence for leukaemia, and limited evidence for sinonasal cancer. The extensive scientific database on the mechanisms by which formaldehyde can induce nasal-tract cancer in humans is considered. These data provide strong support for the empirical observation of nasopharyngeal cancer in humans. In contrast, the lack of information on possible mechanisms by which formaldehyde might increase the risk for leukaemia in humans tempered the interpretation of the epidemiological data on that cancer. Although this volume focuses on a qualitative assessment of the carcinogenic potential of formaldehyde, subsequent predictions of the risks for nasopharyngeal cancer should consider pertinent information on mechanisms of carcinogenesis, including genotoxicity and dose-dependent cytoxicity. A theme common to the three evaluations is the consideration of mechanistic information to develop and evaluate hypotheses on the sequence of steps that lead to the induction of tumours in experimental animals. The hypothesized mechanisms described provide an interesting set of cases that range from a vast literature on respiratory tract tumours in rats induced by the inhalation of formaldehyde to some more tentative hypotheses on the various tumours observed in animals following exposure to both glycol ethers. Recurring issues were the criteria that characterize a rare tumour or how to introduce additional information to resolve difficult questions; for example, how to consider the results of historical controls.

International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France.

An international, interdisciplinary working group of expert scientists met in June 2004 to develop IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Humans (IARC Monographs) on formaldehyde, 2-butoxyethanol, and 1-tert-butoxy-2-propanol.

Each IARC Monograph includes a critical review of the pertinent scientific literature and an evaluation of an agent's potential to cause cancer in humans.

Key words: 1-tert-butoxy-2-propanol, 2-butoxyethanol, carcinogen, formaldehyde, glycol ethers, hazard identification, IARC Monographs, leukemia, nasopharyngeal cancer, sinonasal cancer. Environ Health Perspect 113: 1205-1208 (2005). doi:10.1289/ehp.7542 available via http://dx.doi.org [Online 12 May 2005]

Address correspondence to V.J. Cogliano
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Health and Safety Laboratory, Buxton, UK

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MRC Environmental Epidemiology
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Aspartame bans, tis more an avalanche than a trend...: Rich Murray 2007.08.17

[ see also:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartameNM/message/1458
ASDA, Wal-Mart's UK supermarket chain, bans artificial colors, trans fats, MSG and aspartame, Marguerite Kelly, The Washington Post: Murray 2007.08.03 ] So far, USA print and broadcast media are deaf, blind, and dumb, regarding recent major bans of aspartame and MSG in the UK and EU.

The EU Parliament voted July 12 to ban artificial sweeteners in newly born and infant foods.

On May 15 four huge UK supermarket chains announced bans of aspartame and MSG, food dyes, and many additives to protect kids from ADHD -- Sainsbury, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, and ASDA, a unit of WalMart.

May 31: Coca-Cola and the much larger Cargill Inc., after years of secret development, with 24 patents, will soon sell rebiana (stevia) in drinks and food in the many nations where it is approved as a sweetener -- for decades a major sweetener in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malasia, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Israel, and an approved supplement in USA, Australia, and Canada, according to Wikipedia.

Recent research and news re aspartame and stevia: Murray 2007.08.16

"Of course, everyone chooses, as a natural priority, to actively find, quickly share, and positively act upon the facts about healthy and safe food, drink, and environment."

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Aspartame Controversy, in Wikipedia democratic encyclopedia, 72 references (including AspartameNM # 864 and 1173 by Murray, brief fair summary of much more research: Murray 2007.01.01

Souring on fake sugar (aspartame), Jennifer Couzin, Science 2007.07.06: 4 page letter to FDA from 12 eminent USA toxicologists re two Ramazzini Foundation cancer studies 2007.06.25: Murray 2007.07.18

Artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose) and coloring agents will be banned from use in newly-born and baby foods, the European Parliament decided: Latvia ban in schools 2006: Murray 2007.07.12

Stevia to be approved and cyclamates limited by Food Standards Australia New Zealand: JMC Geuns critiques of two recent stevia studies by Nunes: Murray 2007.05.29

more from The Independent, UK, Martin Hickman, re ASDA (unit of Wal-Mart Stores) and Marks & Spencer ban of aspartame, MSG, artificial chemical additives and dyes to prevent ADHD in kids: urray 2007.05.16

ASDA (unit of Wal-Mart Stores WMT.N) and Marks & Spencerwill join Tesco and also Sainsbury to ban and limitaspartame, MSG, artificial flavors dyes preservatives additives,trans fats, salt "nasties" to protect kids from ADHD: leading UK media: Murray 2007.05.15

Coca-Cola and Cargill Inc., after years of development, with 24 patents, will soon sell rebiana (stevia) in drinks and foods: Murray 2007.05.31