Do Synthetic Food Colors Cause Hyperactivity in Children?
Do Synthetic Food Colors Cause Hyperactivity in Children?
By Julie Deardorff / chicagotribune.com
Jan 5, 2011

Food coloring is the reason glace cherries are red rather than beige and that children's tongues sometimes appear freakishly blue. But man-made dyes may do more than make processed food look vibrant and whimsical. Some blame the additives for triggering behavioral problems in youngsters.

Acting on research published in the Lancet, the European Parliament last year began requiring products containing synthetic food colors to carry warning labels saying that "consumption may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children."

Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a March hearing on whether food dyes adversely impact children's health. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, or CSPI, is asking the agency for a synthetic food-dye ban and to place warnings on products until the colors are removed.

4.0 ·
1
Trending Today
This Impassioned Post by a Charlottesville Resident Sets The Record Straight
Lisa Moore27,515 views today ·
Drawing Equivalencies Between Fascists and Anti-Fascists Is Not Just Wrong, It's Dangerous
Stanislav Vysotsky11,497 views today ·
A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out on Charlottesville
Stacey Vanek Smith4,887 views today ·
Charlottesville Was Not a “Protest Turned Violent,” It Was a Planned Race Riot
Zenobia Jeffries2,646 views today ·
Dismantling Power: the Zapatista Indigenous Presidential Candidate's Vision to Transform Mexico From Below
Benjamin Dangl1,620 views today ·
This Chilling Charlottesville Doc Should Be Required Viewing for all Americans
22 min1,434 views today ·
This List of Attacks by 'Alt-Right' Shows Where the Violence is Really Coming From
Antifa International1,408 views today ·
Letter From a Birmingham Jail (1963)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.1,155 views today ·
This Animation About The Clitoris Will Amuse and Educate
3 min890 views today ·
Load More
Join us on Facebook
Do Synthetic Food Colors Cause Hyperactivity in Children?