Lets talk about soda. As early as 1990 it was discovered that unacceptable levels of benzene were in soda. Sodium benzoate, combined with ascorbic acid becomes benzene which is highly toxic. Not until 2006 did this information became widely known. The risk of leukemia and other illness is increased when benzene is ingested. Livestrong.org advises the public as do we to avoid soda that has sodium benzoate. Eat healthy, drink water and make it a great day!