Your child may be ingesting everyday snacks which contain artificial coloring mostly made of petroleum. Yes, the same ingredient that is used to make up oil and gas.
These food dyes may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children, can cause alergic reactions, DNA damages,hyperactivity, bed-wetting, ear infections, headaches, hypersensitivity, obesity, asthma,diabetes,eczema, mood swings, sleep disturbances, hypoglycemia and in some animal studies it even causes cancer.
Commonly used dyes are as follows:
- Yellow 5
- Yellow 6
- Red 40
- Tertiary Butylhydroquinone or TBHQ
- Red 3 also known as E127
- Blue 1
- Blue 2