Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks

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Center for Science in the Public Interest Food dyes, synthesized originally from coal tar and now petroleum, have long been controversial. Many dyes have been banned because of their adverse effects on laboratory animals. This report nds that many of the nine currently approved dyes raise health concerns. … Almost all the toxicological studies on […]

Red Dye #40 Can Make Non-ADD Kids Hyperactive & Alter Brain Function

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Deep Roots at Home A child who eats 2 cups of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, a small bag of Skittles, and 8 ounces of Orange Crush soda will consume 102 milligrams of artificial dye, including red dye #40. Behavioral tests found as little as 30 mg can cause adverse reactions. Since we all understand children are […]

The Safety of Titanium Dioxide and What You Can Do

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Lucy Criestig Don’t you just love the bright attractive colours of candies and sweets? Turns out there have been studies suggesting you’re more likely to buy and eat foods that are brighter or more vibrant in color. Titanium dioxide is the product developer’s answer to make that happen. … The pigment grade is also known […]