Weiss 2012: Synthetic Food Colors and Neurobehavioral Hazards: The View from Environmental Health Research

BernardWeissEnvironmental Health Perspectives, 2012 Jan;120(1):1-5.

Dr. Weiss examines the basis of the FDA’s position on food dyes, the decision of the Food Advisory Committee, and the reasons that this is an environmental health issue

He points out that they limited themselves to considering the effect of food dyes only on those children with diagnosed hyperactivity, and never asked the environmental question of behavioral effects in the general population.   He says that they failed to recognize the significance of vulnerable subpopulations and misinterpreted the meaning of effect size as a criterion of risk.

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