Saturday, March 17, 2012

Red 3

Of course, it's a synthetic color. 

The Food and Drug Administration banned many uses of Red Dye No. 3, saying studies had shown that very high doses of the color additive can cause cancer in laboratory animals.

The action prevents further use of the dye in some cosmetics, drugs and foods. But because the risk is considered small, the agency said consumers could continue to use existing supplies of products that already contain the dye.



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