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Jul 2nd 2010 11:46AM actually....Red 3 Dye is allowed to be used...Red 3 Lake is not.
Check the CFR before you post next time.
Jul 2nd 2010 11:38AM True, natural colors could be used, but they are necessarily any safer than their artificial counterparts. Additionally, the 'natural' components often fade or lose their color completely in 3-7 days after they have been introduced into a food system. As for the 'fact' that they offer health benefits, that thought process is quite misleading. You will need to consume pounds of the color per day to receive any noticeable health benefit; by that point your skin would actually turn color as well if it were a fat soluble colorant.
As for the belief that artificial colors cause adverse health effects in people...blah blah blah. There is no sound link that the chemical itself is the cause. I am sure in quantity it will do something nasty to you, but at the same point it only takes 10 ounces of water in a properly shaped container to drown someone. Point being....anything in excess quantity or used improperly is bad for your health. Did you ever stop to think that the reason why the colors cause children to be hyper is the fact that they are bright and vibrant and kids react to this? How does a child react when stuck in a bright yellow room vs. a light pink room?
Apr 27th 2008 4:26PM See what happens when kids who get picked on in school come into positions of power...they take away the fun. Sometimes people just need to lighten up...