Bill Coleman AA4LR
aa4lr at radio.org
Mon Aug 7 16:46:20 EST 1995
In article <3vsadp$6r9 at ixnews5.ix.netcom.com>, ppolson at ix.netcom.com
(Peter Polson ) wrote:
> Betty has reams of "documentation" that she believes proves her point.
> Those of us who have encountered pathological science in other arenas
> know that perception is reality to such persons. There is always a
> nugget of truth in the arguments that are presented for _The Hazard_
> (of the month). Methanol _is_ hazardous at certain levels. What are
> the levels that even the most ardent consumers of aspartame are exposed
The quantities of methanol in Aspartame are quite small. Some foods have
much larger concentrations of methanol. (ie Lemon Peel)
If Aspartame has any deleterious effect in the general population,
methanol is probably not the culprit. Phenylalanine [sic] is probably a
more definite problem.
To add to the anecdotal evidence: my wife is subsceptable to migraine
headaches. Taking Aspartame, she'll get one every four or five days. Off
Aspartame, she'll get one every six to twelve months. Eating an unknown
food containing Aspartame will usually trigger a migraine in 24 hours.
Needless to say, my wife avoids Nutrasweet at all costs, and has gathered
considerable research on it.
Bill Coleman, AA4LR Mail: aa4lr at radio.org
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