Do your kids have a problem with food dye?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
June 19, 2008 3:51pm CST
My daughter has a problem with red dye. She basically cannot sit still. FDA urged to ban 8 food dyes advocacy group seeks ban on 8 artificial food colorings, citing ADHD link in kids FDA disputes the group's assertion Dyes used in countless foods and sometimes to simulate fruit, vegetable color Targeted: Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 3, Orange B, Red 3, Yellow 6
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
20 Jun 08
My son had or still has Tourettes syndrome, it is under control now.. But he also had the ADHD that went along with it, and it was suggested by his neurologist that he not use products containing the Red Dye.. Other than the one time, it was never mentioned again.. There is really too much junk put in our kids foods..
• United States
24 Jun 08
I am not sure if it is common or just in certain cases, but that is what the doctor implied to us on one of the office visits.. My son has outgrown most of the tics but not all of them. He is grown and no longer worries about them or what he eats.. His tics aren't that visibe all of the time, I notice it but most people don't anymore.. I have always heard that red dye is bad for kids..
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Jun 08
My little sister has problems with Red food dye and so does my brothers kids. It makes them hyper and bounce off the walls and get a little mean sometimes depending on how much they have had but everywhere you look it has red dye in it or orange which I think also has red dye in it. both of my brothers kids have been diagnosed with ADHD and take medication for it. my little sister doesn't take medication but we try to limit her to only certain things. I guess all we can do is keep them away as much as possible which is hard when they go to school and eat things we can't watch for dyes in.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
24 Jun 08
It is hard to find things without the red dyes since so many things have it in their products, even the meats we buy at the store has red dyes added to keep their redness since they start turning brown after a few hours of being cut. It is hard to get it without the dye unless you go to a store that does fresh cut like a butcher or a meat market and ask for no dye.
@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
What's wrong with our society today? Giving approval to those ingredients that only resulted to more health problems. Are they going to kill us slowly? What I'm trying to say is that people who run those food companies should test their food ingredients first before mixing it to foods they sell to the public. The test is necessary to determine if the products is beneficial or harmful to health. The ironic thing is that we patronize their products, we give them our hard earned money only to realized that they are going to poison us slowly. The sad truth is they just want to profit more. They don't really care about us.
• United States
25 Jun 08
My daughter doesn't seem to have a problem with Red dye as far as I can see. She has intermittent behavior problems which can be brought on by over-tiredness, over-stimulation, or other such things. My wife believes that Red Dye is the culprit. I'm not convinced. I have, on several occasions, given the child red dye and noticed no problems.