Colors (coal tar dyes)
COLOR
(COAL TAR DYES)

Do you eat crude oil? If you eat foods which contain synthetic dyes ("food color") then the answer is yes. These artificial colorings - which are found in familiar supermarket foods, medications, and some non-foods such as toothpaste and mouthwash - are synthesized from petroleum. They were originally made from coal tar oil, and are still referred to in the industry as "coal tar dyes." (Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration) What's wrong with a little petrol in my diet? Scientists have found that these chemicals can trigger a wide number of behavior, learning and health problems. FD&C color or D&C color, may cause potentially severe allergic reactions, asthma attacks, headaches, nausea, fatigue, nervousness, lack of concentration, and cancer.

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