artificial sweeteners are persistent water pollutants

11.22: news.pol/gemini/unregulated capitalism
/artificial sweeteners are persistent water pollutants:
. water-treatment doesn't remove all artificial sweeteners:
90% of the saccharin, 75% of the aspartame;
but only {2, 12*}% of sucralose ("Splenda");
and around the same for acesulfame
("Sunett" or "Sweet One").
-- traces of these are being found in
not only streams but also drinking water.
. water containing artificial sweeteners
can harm a plant’s ability to perform photosynthesis.
and can alter the movements and body processes
of water fleas that serve as fish food.
[Environmental Science & Technology 2014].
another study found sucralose's removal rate was 12%
[Environ Sci Technol. 2011].

. sucralose causes dysbiosis in rats;
[J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev. 2013].
human studies condemn Splenda (Sucralose).
[greenmedinfo.com 2013].