7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Drink Mountain Dew (the devil’s beverage)


Nicole Burdette, Journalist


1) First Of All, To All Of My Haters… YES Mt. Dew Can Dissolve A Rat


I TRY to warn my friends about the dangers of drinking Mountain Dew but no one ever believes me when I say that it can disintegrate a rat. But here we are,,, a Snopes article backing up my preaching.

2) it ruins your teeth.

A condition known as Mountain Dew Mouth is sweeping the Appalachians due to the prevalence of this soda. Parents are putting the Dew in baby bottles for their kids, and teenagers have pulled their own teeth with pliers due to the the pain. The citizens of Central Appalachia drink this soda so often because it is available and cheap. (Fun Fact: Mtn Dew was created in Tennessee)  

This is what a 6-pack of Mountain Dew per day habit looks like.






3)… because It’s acidic!!!!!

On the pH scale, a neutral pH, such as water, is 7. Anything less than 7 is considered acidic…. Mountain Dew scores a 3.2! However, there are more acidic substances that you should look out for such as: Coke and Pepsi (2.5). Keep in mind.. Battery Acid is 1. To be fair though, pretty much all soda and energy drinks are acidic and can dissolve enamel on teeth (so I would suggest not drinking them but you know that’s not going to happen lmao).

4) even its Can is poisonous!

The can that the soda comes in is messing with our hormones since it is lined with BPA, otherwise the acid would react with the metal can. BPA is a toxin that has been proved to cause obesity, infertility, increased miscarriage, polycystic ovary and reproductive cancers. Synthetic chemicals like BPA imitate estrogen and it can be far more damaging to boys and men in terms of reduced sperm counts, infertility and feminization. So basically Mountain Dew is turning you into a girl. If that doesn’t stop you from drinking it idk what will.

5) blood sugar issues, diabetes, obesity, skin lesions, nerve disorders, muscle problems, and memory loss.

How could you drink Mt. Dew and not expect these reactions given the previous points made???? I mean, drinking Mountain Dew every once in a while is alright if you don’t mind also tending to your nasty skin lesions, nerve disorders and lack of muscle coordination.

6) bromine poisoning

An ingredient called brominated vegetable oil (BVO) is contained in some soft drinks, baked goods and pasta. This chemical found in Mountain Dew, Fanta Orange, Sunkist Pineapple, Fresca, some Gatorade, some Powerade, and other citrus-flavored drinks. Gatorade, Powerade, and some other brands have been removing BVO since 2012. HOWEVER,  Mountain Dew continues to use Brominated Vegetable Oil. BVO is also found in FLAME RETARDANTS and is banned in Europe and Japan!!!! Why do we still use it?!! BVO is added to “prevent the citrus flavoring oils from floating to the surface in beverages”, at least that’s what the Beverage Institute says. So basically, it gives the drink the illusion of being juice.


Mountain Dew contains more caffeine and more genetically modified high fructose corn syrup than any other soda. The global soft drink market has about $337.8 Billion in sales annually. Therefore, we can assume that the top businesses in this market, like the Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo, will continue to cash in on addicted Americans. DON’T FALL FOR THEIR PLOT! RIP MTN DEW