Op/Ed 1, 2024

Pigments: Prevalent Yet Perilous

By Mia Hanuska

Foods with artificial dyes are chosen for their distinctive appearance, but the chemicals that comprise these eye-catching colors are distinctively toxic. Throughout the years, the restriction and label requirements of artificial food dyes has been a hot topic due to the negative symptoms they can cause. From cancer and behavior problems, to straight-out being manufactured from toxic materials, consumption of artificial colors is highly discussed across the world. Artificial food dyes cause behavior problems in children, therefore companies should be required to add a label warning parents about their negative effects. 

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