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Coke Is Taking Out The Flame Retardant Chemical From Only SOME Of Their Powerade Flavors!

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We think we’re going to be sick… and we haven’t even had any Powerade today!

The Coca-Cola owned sports drink is reportedly removing a controversial ingredient from some of its products: A little guy named brominated vegetable oil.

Brominated vegetable oil is BANNED in Japan and the European Union because of its

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Gatorade Removes Flame Retardant Ingredient After 15-Year-Old's Petition

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Okay, so if you're somewhat confused, we understand. We're just learning this too.

Gatorade apparently has an ingredient, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), that can be used as a flame retardant!

When in Gatorade, BVO actually keeps certain flavors mixed in, or else the flavoring ingredient would float to the surface of the drink.

Sarah Kavanaugh, 15, realized people probably shouldn't be drinking BVO, so she started a petition on Change.org.

And PepsiCo, owner of Gatorade, listened! They're replacing the ingredient! That was easy!

Subway could take a page out of Pepsi's book! LOLz!

It's so amazing that they reacted so quickly to the online petition. They just saved themselves a lot of consumer grief.

Way to go, Sarah!

[Image via Jeff Taylor/Wikimedia Commons.]

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