Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.More >>
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a...More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Sixteen-year-old Hattiesburg High School student Sarah Kavanagh has launched a petition on Change.org asking Gatorade to remove all brominated vegetable oil from its orange flavored beverages.
The petition, posted in early November, has over 170,000 signatures.
Although banned in Europe, India, and Japan, BVO has been added to Canadian and American beverages since the 1970s to give them a cloudy look and keep the citrus flavor thoroughly mixed throughout. In large quantities, it has been linked to various health problems. The US Food and Drug Administration limits the amount of BVO allowed in consumables.
There is no scientific consensus as of yet whether or not BVO is dangerous in small quantities, but some people have reported symptoms of bromide poisoning after binging extremely large quantities of beverages containing the chemical. It is unclear if BVO is the cause, as many ingredients in sodas and soft drinks can be dangerous in large quantities.
Some studies suggest BVO may build up in the body over time.
"I love Gatorade, but the consumer should come first," said Kavanagh. The Hattiesburg High School sophomore says she first became aware of BVO when she searched the Internet for the ingredients of the orange Gatorade she used to love.
She said she was first alerted to the possible dangers after reading an article in Scientific American.
Representatives from Gatorade could not be reached for comment, but soft drink manufacturers have stated in the past that they are not concerned about BVO.
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:34:55 GMT
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans today, with help from some young volunteers. They placed American flags on the graves of thousands ofMore >>
Some Hattiesburg-area VFW and American Legion members paid special tribute to our nation's veterans Saturday, with help from some young volunteers.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
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