He would easily cry and storm off in a huff or throw things. The U. Red Dye 40 is the number-one food dye used in the United States, found in most unnaturally red foods. It also reduced parental and offspring weight, decreased brain weight, and lowered chances for survival in newborn rats.
You will also find it in brown, blue, orange, and even white food products, too.
Studies and more studies Scientists have been scrutinizing artificial food colorings sincewhen a pediatrician named Dr. One study found that Red 40 lowers reproductive success in rats.
All the food dyes do. Benjamin Feingold first proposed a link between food dyes and hyperactivity in kids. All rights reserved Photograph by Rebecca Hale, National Geographic Read Caption Cochineal insects shown crushed are responsible for creating the red dye found in many products.
It isn't easy, and not because Halloween is around the corner. The authors said the colorant showed evidence of physical and behavioral toxicity in developing rats that consumed Red 40 as 10 percent of their diet.