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Saccharin is an artificial sweetener that comes in pink packets.
Saccharin is a chemical that is 300-400 times sweeter than sucrose. Its chemical formula is C7H5NO3S. Saccharin is acidic. Saccharin, although sweet at first, has a metallic aftertaste. It is often combined with cyclamate to mask the metallic aftertaste. It's most commonly known brand is "Sweet'n Low".
No it does not cause cancer
Saccharin was delisted in 2000 from the U.S. National Toxicology Program’s Report on Carcinogens due to the lack of evidence that it was a carcinogen. The early 1970s studies in rats linking saccharin to bladder cancer were shown to not be applicable to humans. According to Appendix B, studies of human epidemiology have failed to find a strong association between saccharin and human bladder cancer.
- [https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/roc/content/appendix_b.pdf Appendix B Agents, Substances, Mixtures, or Exposure Circumstances Delisted from Report on Carcinogens]