phosphoric acid

5 August 2002

though i don’t drink nearly as much diet coke as i used to (at exam time at uni my veins ran brown, cold and fizzy) i still drink a can a day or so. previous investigations have led me to believe that the health risks of drinking and eating aspartame sweetened goods were so minimal as to be entirely forgettable.

now i find that it’s the phosphoric acid in diet (and other) colas is the worrying bit as the body’s calcium reserves may be called upon to neutralise it. i’m off for a glass of milk…

[found via caterina, who illustrated the story]