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Old October 29th 03, 03:27 AM
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Default Merck gives aspartame (methanol, formaldehyde) to babies in Singulair asthma medicine: Murray 10.26.3 rmforall

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Another scaremong4ering post from Generalissimo Murray of the

Really? I would have been concerned that kids who have PKU would be



So if they are tested like most in the US are, explain your concern.

People who have PKU, especially children, must eat a diet very low in the
amino acid phenylalanine. If the diet has too much phenylalanine, kids with
PKU will develop mental retardation. Aspartame contains phelylalanine. So
kids and parents who know they have PKU need to avoid aspartame, especially
taken on a chronic basis.

So both testing and avoidance are necessary to prevent retardation from PKU.