TaB and caffeine

Check out this link to find out how much TaB you would have to drink for it to kill you.

Caffeine occurs naturally in more than 60 plants including coffee beans, tea leaves, kola nuts and cacao beans. It is a white crystalline powder that tastes very bitter.

The majority of caffeine comes from the process of decaffeinating coffee.

TaB contains approximately half the caffeine of regular coffee and is 10th among soft drinks.

1. Red Bull (8oz) – 100mg
2. Coffee – 80mg
3. Jolt – 70mg
4. Pepsi One – 56mg
5. Mountain Dew – 55mg
6. Mountain Dew Code Red – 55mg
7. Diet Moutain Dew – 55mg
8. Mellow Yellow – 53mg
9. Surge – 51mg
10. TaB – 47mg

“The Bitter Truth About a Sweetener Scare”

(“The Bitter Truth About a Sweetener Scare,” The Wall Street Journal, August 26, 1999 — by Dr. Elizabeth Whelan)

The recent death of Michael Sveda, the chemist who discovered cyclamates, an artificial sweetener, and worked on other industrial chemicals including DDT, brought me back to the pivotal day in my professional career.

On Oct. 18. 1969, holding a can of TaB, I watched Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch tell the nation that because the sweetener posed a risk of cancer it would be banned. Just a few days before, I had seen a Food and Drug Administration scientist on television holding up deformed, sickly chicks that had been injected with cyclamates. At the time I was pursuing a doctoral degree in public health and knew that no sweeteners or other food additives had ever been cited as a possible factor in cancer causation. Why all this attention for a phantom risk? Why were we banning safe, useful products under the guise of cancer prevention? I have pursued an answer to those questions ever since.

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