We've all heard and probably used the phrase I'm not going to sugar coat this but how often do we really think about what that means? Many children's medications are coated in sweeteners to make them more palatable, and more likely that your kids will actually take them. You should be wary of what types of medications your child takes, because when it comes to these coatings there's more involved than just a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down, and its not delightful at all.
Many children's medications are coated in food colorings that are actually carcinogenic, and contain petroleum, antifreeze, and ammonia. Aluminum lake food coloring specifically can cause heavy metal poisoning and even lead to nervous system damage like autism. Even just 4 parts per million of aluminum can inhibit learning, cause bone disorders, and even lead to Alzheimer's disease. Most of these aluminum lake dyes are derived from coal tar, and are toxic in the right amounts.
Whats scary is that even with all the harmful effects that are known, the FDA still believes that food colorings like these are important. In fact their formal take on the issue is that Color additives are important components of many products, making them attractive, appealing, appetizing, and informative
Here are some of the most frequently used dyes, and what they've been shown to cause in clinical testing:
Red #2 - Toxic to rodents, bladder tumors
Red #4 - Allergic reactions are very common, and lab mice had severe immune deficiencies
Yellow #5 - Causes severe hypersensitivity reaction
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Sources: US Food and Drug Administration Chemical of the Day Feingold Association
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