Children’s Meds Coated with Brain Damaging Aluminum.
Aluminum Lake food coloring, used to heavily coat liquid medicines
for children, containsdangerous amounts of aluminumand harmful
synthetic petrochemicals.These “petrochemicals” are carcinogens
containing petroleum, antifreeze and ammonia, which cause a long
list of adverse reactions. Aluminum poisoning can lead toshort and
long term central nervous system (CNS) damage,such asmemory
impairments, autism, epilepsy, mental retardation, and dementia.
Research shows that just 4ppm of aluminum can cause the blood to
coagulate. This is what causesAlzheimer’s Diseaseand has been
documented toinhibit learning. Aluminum consumption can also be
associated with the development ofbone disorders, including stress
Also known as tartrazine, FD&C Yellow Aluminum Lake is a chemical
concoctionderived from coal tar. It is known to be areproductive
toxin. All artificial colors contain Aluminum Lake, so when your
child gets to pick betweenred, blue or green medicine,they’re
reallychoosing whichpoisonthey get to consume. Several chemically
enhanced food colorings containammoniaand therefore produce
compounds proven to causevarious cancersin animal studies, according
CSPI, the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Most widely used food colors and their damaging actions:
- Blue #1:
Research shows it causes kidney tumors in mice.
- Blue #2: Research shows even higher incidence of
tumors, specifically gliomas in male rates (a type of tumor that
in the brain or spine).
- Red #2: Toxic to rodents,even at modest levels, and causes tumors
of the bladder.
- Red #3: FDA recognized it in 1990 as a cause of
thyroid cancer in animals. It was banned in cosmetics, but still
in food and medicine.
- Red #40: Most popular dye of all. Debilitates the immune-system in
mice. Allergic reactions common.
- Green #3: Causes bladder and testes
- Yellow #5:
Affects behavior and inducessevere hypersensitivity reactions.
- Yellow #6:
Causes adrenal tumors in animals.
The following is taken directly from FDA’s Regulatory Process and
Historical Perspectives: “Color additives are important components
many products, making them attractive, appealing, appetizing, and
informative. Added color serves as akind of code that allows us to
identify products on sight, like candy flavors and medicine
dosages.” Really?! Decoding medicine dosages on sight?
There has been a 55% increase in U.S. toxic food dyes just since the
year 2000. There are over15 million pounds of dyesput in foods,
drinks, candy and medicine every year, and the FDA does nothing to
protect consumers from thecolorful barrage of poison.
Studies reveal that children have consumed as much as three pounds
of dye by the age of twelve.
Here are some popular product and “brand” names you may mistake as
exempt products: RD&C dyes and colors in baked goods, beverages,
candy, cereal, drugs, pet food, personal care products, cosmetics,
cough syrups, NyQuil,Tylenol, Robitussin,Jello, gelatins, Cheetos,
Skittles, Fruity Pebbles, Marachino cherries, sausage, Mountain Dew,
Doritos, chewing gum, and powdered drink mixes.
American companies doing business in Europe currently have tochange
their products to natural colorings to meet European Union strict
regulations. The FDA’s rationale is that because artificial food
colorings are used mainly in foods and medicines of low or no
nutritional value, that the
American public should “already be aware” of health implications, so
it doesn’t matter if other toxins are added.
What are your options as opposed to poisonous medicines? Consult a
naturopath (ND) for advice on ingredients in food and medicine.
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