Banned Substances (By International Athletic Federations)
Includes more than 200 substances (including anabolic agents, narcotics, and growth hormone secretagogues) that will disqualify an athlete from competition.
Artificial preservatives. When mixed with vitamin C it can yield benzene, which is carcinogenic.
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
An artificial antioxidant preservative. Carcinogenic, it accumulates in the lungs, liver, and kidneys and is associated with stomach tumors in animal studies.
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
An artificial antioxidant preservative. It accumulates in the liver, and is associated with liver tumors in animal studies.
Bisphenol A (BPA)
A plasticizer used in water bottles and other plastic containers. It mimics estrogen in the body and can disrupt thyroid hormones, causing infertility, miscarriage, erectile dysfunction. Also can adversely influence fetal development and increase cancer r