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Senator Durbin Sends Letter To Energy Drink Makers
Senator Dick Durbin is asking energy drink companies to stop marketing their products to children.
Durbin sent a letter Monday to the CEOs of Red Bull, Rockstar and Monster asking for an explanation for the companies' sponsorship of sporting events that target youth. Durbin cites several examples, including a high school football tournament and a motorcycle race for children as young as thirteen endorsed by Red Bull.
Durbin says the letter stems out of growing concerns during the past year about the potential health risks posed by energy drinks.