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Soft Drinks Still not Safe for Drinking: CSE

Three years after the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released its study on pesticides in soft drinks and a joint parliamentary committee endorsed it later// , the organisation Wednesday claimed that it has found pesticides again in 11 brands.

Addressing a press conference CSE chief Sunita Narain, said that a fresh survey by their pollution-monitoring laboratory has found pesticides in soft drinks collected from plants across 25 states in the country.

In its report, the environmental organisation said that caffeinated drinks should not be allowed in the country as it affects the central nervous system and is too bad for the pregnant women.

It also said that while Pepsi contains 30 times more pesticides, there is a 25 times increase in pesticides in coke than 2003.

On Aug 5, 2003 CSE had released its study on pesticides in soft drinks, which was endorsed by a joint parliamentary committee, set up to investigate the veracity of the CSE report.

(Source: IANS)
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