What is Saccharin?

Saccharin is an artificial sweetener. [1]

Health Concerns

In 1977, the FDA proposed that saccharin be banned, because of studies that it causes cancer in animals. [2]

In May 2000, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services removed saccharin from its list of cancer-causing chemicals. Later that year, Congress passed a law removing the warning notice that likely will result in increased use in soft drinks and other foods and in a slightly greater incidence of cancer. [2]