There have been speculations about food additives contributing to ADD or ADHD for decades.
In September 2007, a pivotal study came out which pointed to a direct link between certain food additives/dyes causing ADHD type symptoms.
You can read more about this study, and this topic here:
- Food Additives and ADHD
- More Info on Food Additives and ADHD
- Food Additives and ADHD – Becoming Mainstream?
It has just been reported in February 2009 that the state of Maryland is considering legislation to inform consumers of the risks of these food additives (with a label warning), and then ban them completely in 2012.
You can read the full report on this issue here.
This article shares:
Which food colorings should you look out for? If Maryland’s food warning bill passes, these chemical additives would bear the following warning: Warning: The color additives in this food may cause hyperactivity and behavior problems in some children.
* Blue 1
* Blue 2
* Green 3
* Orange B
* Red 3
* Red 40
* Yellow 5
* Yellow 6
Will this potential law hit the law books and set a precedent which may impact the rest of the USA, and many other countries?
Or will the ‘food lobby’ aim to crush this legislation in an attempt to keep control of costs, or some other explanation?
What would you like to see happen?
Please share your thoughts below.
[tags] ADHD, ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Diet, Feingold, Food Additives [/tags]