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28 March 2011

Food dye linked to hyperactivity in kids

US regulators are questioning whether artificial food dyes make children hyperactive after a consumer group petitioned the government to ban food colourings.

US regulators are questioning whether artificial food dyes make children hyperactive. A consumer group has petitioned the government to ban blue, green, orange, red and yellow food colourings.

"There is convincing evidence that food dyes impair the behaviour of some children," said Michael Jacobson, head of the consumer group famous for exposing the fat and kilojoules in movie-theatre popcorn and fast food.

 
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