Children are harmed by synthetic food dyes.
Susceptible children—who likely number more than half-a-million in the
U.S.—experience episodes of inattention, hyperactivity, or other behavioral
effects, after consuming foods containing synthetic dyes. In addition,
recent research has revealed far higher levels of dyes in commonly consumed
foods than was previously thought.
Thousands of parents of affected kids have sent CSPI emails detailing their
families’ struggles to identify the cause and help their children. Please
join them in calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to warn
consumers about dyes, remove them from the food supply, and ensure adequate
safety testing before companies add new dyes to food.