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Old 03-30-2006, 07:03 AM   #2
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Re: Negative effects of food dyes on health?

I know some people are sensitive or even allergic to food dyes. I have personal experience with FD&C Yellow #5. There's a lot of it in yellow and orange colored candies and I think it's in certain cheese snacks too. I noticed years ago, that whenever I ate anything with that food dye in it, I had trouble breathing. It was like I would sigh a lot. Just felt like I couldn't get enough air in my lungs. I had to give up one of my favorite candies - Those little yellow candy corns.

As for the red die, there's been so many studies on that ever since the 70's when someone said it made kids hyperactive. After all these years of studies, they still haven't been able to show a connection, but the rumor lives on.