Are artificial sweeteners bad for the environment?



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    Sucralose, also known as Splenda, was approved of as safe for human consumption, and so did not have to go through environmental testing.  It has no apparent toxic effects, and it does not bioaccumulate, but its half life in water can be up to several years.  The concern here is that its persistent existence in the ecosystem via human waste (98% of ingested sucralose is excreted) may affect algae and plant photosynthesis.   

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