CSPI urges dye ban
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
The Center for Science in the Public Interest asks FDA in a citizen petition to ban artificial colors Yellow 5 and 6, Red 40 and 3, Blue 1 and 2, Green 3 and Orange B because recent studies and a meta-analysis found the dyes are linked to hyperactivity and behavior problems in children. In a release, the advocacy group says it also wants FDA to require warning labels on foods with the artificial dyes and correct the information about the dyes on its Web site. CSPI and 19 psychiatrists, toxicologists and pediatricians also ask Congress to hold hearings on the food dyes and behavior...
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