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Have You Been Drinking Flame Retardant?

gatorade692(KTLA) – The makers of Gatorade say they will no longer be using an ingredient linked to flame retardant in their sports drinks.

“Brominated vegetable oil” is a synthetic chemical that has been used in Europe as a flame retardant.

The company says it has been exploring a way to remove the ingredient for more than a year, without affecting the flavor of their drinks.

More than 2,000 people signed a petition on change.org, asking Gatorade to remove the chemical.

A spokesman for the company says the new drinks will roll out in the next few months.

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