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behavoir issues linked to LAKE dyes in food

who does not know about LAKE dyes (artifical dyes used in food)
google it on internet, see if this substance could be a cause in your child
red 40
yellow 5
blue 1
Lake dyes
artifical food dyes (from coal)

i am not including a link-easy to find info on any search done
FDA does say ok for americans
other countries have banned it


Asked by fiatpax at 12:33 PM on Dec. 26, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (7)
  • This has been known for years so there's nothing really new here. Some individuals are highly sensitive to these ingredients, including my own son. I do wish the US would follow the lead of other countries and ban these products for consumption.

    And for those of you who say your children are fine even though they consume these artificial food dyes, why would you give them anything artificial to begin with?

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • ok so now they're blaming dye. what will they think of next?
    Anything but lack of parenting skills...

    Answer by layh41407 at 12:48 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • Yep, I've figured out that red affects 2 of my kids, 1 worse than the other. I'm not perfect, but I'm careful about what I buy, and steer clear of as many artificial colors as possible!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • ok so now they're blaming dye. what will they think of next?

    Answer by armywife43 at 12:39 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • I never said all kids or all bahavoir
    just some kids and some bahavoir

    my daughter has issues with lake dyes
    and thought, one other mom could/might benefit from this info

    as i said, look into yourself , see IF this MAy be a cause

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 9:34 AM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • The only research I have heard of on this issue was a VERY SMALL study/sample done by the TREATING physician. And he claimed that cutting out the dyes improved his patients behavior. It was a poorly done and completely biased study. I have not heard of any new scientific studies on this issue.

    So I say is bogus, but at the same time I don't feed my child tons of processed food, which usually is high in dyes as well. but thats just from a health standpoint.

    Answer by tntmom1027 at 2:15 PM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • My daughter's behavior is fine, and I'm sure she has been exposed to some of those dyes...try again!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:08 PM on Dec. 26, 2010