# 1 - WHY FOLLOW "SCD"? > SUCRALOSE & ASPARTAME - Citizens For Health

More and more people are coming forward to share their horror stories about consuming this poison. Have you experienced negative health effects from consuming sucralose? Please take a moment to help Citizens for Health in our campaign to revoke approval for sucralose. Share your experiences with us by calling our Splenda Side Effects Hotline: 1-888-774-CALL (2255). Please include the city, state, and the number from which you're calling, as well as a brief description of the side effects you believe you have experienced or are experiencing as a result of using Splenda.

This has not been a good year for the makers of Splenda, or sucralose. They have been on the wrong end of some legal battles and have backed down from their misleading slogan "Made From Sugar, So It Tastes Like Sugar". Recent reports suggest they will fall far below their profit projections as more and more consumers are made aware of the dangers of this artificial sweetener. And, now there is new evidence in the fight to revoke approval for Aspartame, thanks to a recent Italian study. Read more below:

Study Reignites Debate on Sweetener's Safety

FDA Refuses to Review Aspartame's Safety, Despite Italian Study

Makers of Splenda Rush to Settle as Jury Reaches Verdict in Lawsuit

Splenda Ad Slogans Banned in France

Other resources on sucralose and aspartame:

Is Splenda Safe?

Mission Possible World Health International (aspartame)

The Lethal Science of Splenda

Sucralose Toxicity Center

Aspartame Toxicity Center

BeliBlog on Splenda - Share Your Experiences With Other Sufferers

Resources for the truly safe, natural herbal sweetener, Stevia:

Stevia Product Website

The Stevia Shibboleth, by Jon Barron

Dr. Janet Hull on Stevia: It actually can be good for you!

Stevia: Toxic or Tasty? The Real Issue in the Stevia Battle, by Jen L. Jones

News and Resources

FDA Publishes Draft Guidance on Serious Adverse Event Reporting

FDA Seizes Over $71,000 in Natural Health Products

Consumers Taking Dietary Supplements More Regularly, Says Survey

Use of Select Supplements Could Save $5 Billion in Health Care Costs

Dietary Supplements Strengthen Effects of Exercise for Seniors

New Natural Wellness Channel Launches on DISH Network

Almost One-third of US Children Regularly Take Dietary Supplements

Citizens for Health board member, Janice Lipsen, explains how to make the most of a visit with your Congressperson

Citizens for Health Senior Policy Advisor, James Gormley, writes about the health legacy of DHA and Omega-3s

Edwards, Richardson and Dodd Support Legislation Requiring Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods

Citizens for Health Executive Director, Frank Herd Jr, interviewed on The Thom Hartmann Show on Air America Radio

DHEA May Be a Steroid, But It Does Not Belong On a Controlled Substances List - Action Alert Coming Soon


Source:  www.citizens.org