15. Diet soda is polluting our water

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Yet another unfortunate reality of the soda boom is that humans can’t effectively break down the artificial sweeteners contained in all diet sodas.

That should be a good enough reason to stop drinking it, but you also need to know that these sweeteners are harming the environment.

When we excrete the sweeteners that our bodies can’t digest, they flow into our waterways, polluting our lakes and rivers.

In fact, a survey conducted in 2009 tested drinking water treatment plants in the USA and revealed that sucralose was present in every one.

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