November 14, 2008

Food Dyes and Children's Behavior

If you or your children react to food dyes with hyperactivity, or symptoms of ADHD, this information will be of interest to you. I am excited to share with you that The Center for Science in the Public Interest has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of these dyes, many of which are already being phased out in Europe. More information may be found at
There is a link on this page where you may report your experiences with these adverse reactions. Please take a moment to fill it out. This information will be gathered and sent to the FDA. Just so you know, the form requested my phone number and address, but I chose not to include that information and the form was accepted.

If you would like to learn more about this topic here is a great overview, The Parent's Guide to ADHD and Behavior.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this! More people need to know that these dyes can cause all sorts of problems for our children! My DS is only 10 1/2 months but I recently switched from Tylenol to dye-free baby advil because of the dye. He didn't have any reactions but I also want to avoid any. Red dye #40 is already banned in Europe - why is it still used here is the US?
    thanks again!


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