Banned in some countries, and linked with serious health reactions, here in the U.S. synthetic coal tar food dyes are legal and commonplace–with no consumer warning labels.
Scientists have now found that BPA disrupts the development of the brain’s sleep center.
The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has completed a comprehensive investigative report and concluded that synthetic dyes used in numerous processed foods and drinks can negatively affect attention and activity in children.
A paper published by Project TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks), a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants, calls for a ban on phthalate chemicals commonly found in personal care and home care products.
In a bold decision the state of California has moved to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos because of scientific research linking it to harm to babies’ brains. Scientific studies have shown that the pesticide is a neurotoxin that harmed brain development in fetuses and affected reading ability, IQ and led to hyperactivity in children.