Saturday, July 28, 2012

You Are Feeding your Child Petroleum

The Majority of  Food Dyes like Yellow 5, Red 40, are made from petroleum. Yes Petroleum !!
Petroleum is not the only thing they are ingesting. The FDA allows a certain amount of  Lead,, mercury, arsenic, benzidine, and other contaminants in food dyes. It is well known that Lead attacks your nervous system, Mercury damages neurological development in children, Arsenic can cause headaches, confusion, and cancer.  Now these contaminants are not in very high concentrations, but why eat them?

Food Dyes can pose health risks such as hyperactivity, allergic reactions, and cancer (in animal studies)
Food Dyes should be banned, as there is no use for them other than to make food look appealing and fun.

An Australian study also showed that ingestion of yellow 5 (Tartrazine)  was associated with behavioral changes in irritability, restlessness, and sleep disturbance in some children

Since the FDA probably wont be banning artifical food dyes anytime soon......BAN THEM YOURSELF !!!
Ban them from your House, ban them from your child's body :)

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