The Dangers of Artificial Food Dye

In: English and Literature

Submitted By jeniblynn
Words 1411
Pages 6
Jenifer Lovell
Mrs. Keltz
English 111-4113N
20 November 2013
The Dangers of Artificial Food Dyes Have you ever wondered why the food we eat is more vividly colored than nature? The food industry knows the highly processed foods they create are colorless and therefore appear bland to the consumer. Color adds appeal and the suggestion that the item is delicious and therefore, desirable. In the fall of 2011, I started to wonder if these bright colors could possibly have anything to do with the unexpected diagnosis of ADHD given to my then nine year old daughter. The thought of giving her powerful drugs to control her behavior terrified me and compelled me to look for natural ways to control the behavior. What I discovered was more terrifying than the drugs used to treat ADHD. Having grown up in the 1970’s and 1980’s, I ingested my fair share of brightly colored drinks and snacks and wonder what effects they are having on me. What I found in my research shocked and angered me. The food my parents fed me and the food I was now feeding my children contained additives that research has shown to cause a plethora of health problems. Melinda Fulmer, in the Los Angeles Times, reports that despite research results showing the dangers of ingesting artificial food dyes, they are being used in record amounts in foods produced for consumption in the United States. According to Fulmer, in the years between 1955 and 2007, the FDA approved a five- fold increase in the use of artificial food dye “from 12 milligrams per capita per day in 1955 to 59 milligrams per capita per day in 2007.” Although research has been done to identify some effects artificial food dyes have on the human body, adequate research has not been done using the higher consumption amounts. Scientists and nutritionists do not yet know the long term effects these higher amounts will have on our…...

Similar Documents

Isolation and Process Optimization of Textile Dye Degrading Bacteria

...Title: Isolation and Process Optimization of textile dye degrading bacteria Abstract: Bacteria can remove dyes from wastewater and soil, leading to a decrease in their toxicity. The detoxification rate depends upon media and culture conditions. The decolourization/removal of textile dyes like bromophenol blue, methylene blue, methyl green, and malachite green, in addition to various other industrial dyes, using bacteria isolated from soil has been an important area of research for bioremediation and the present work is focused on this specific aspect. The effect of independent variables such as time, temperature, pH, and agitation on decolorization efficiency of bacteria has been optimized. Biodegradation of methylene blue and bromophenol blue was demonstrated by monitoring the effects of the different parameters and determining optimal conditions for degradation activity.   Introduction Several industrial activities, such as textile dyeing, olive oil extraction and the manufacture of pulp and paper are characterized by intensive water consumption rates. They release huge amounts of more or less coloured effluents into the environment. As far as synthetic dye release is concerned, textile dyeing facilities and the manufacture of dyestuffs are two major polluting sources. In addition, traditional textile dyeing processes generate a large amount of coloured effluents, because about 100 litres of water are required to process 1 kg of dyed fabrics. Moreover, up to 15% of......

Words: 6765 - Pages: 28

Artificial Intellegence

...Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence is a scientific concept that gives machines the ability to copy and complete human tasks. It was a term that first came into use in 1955 and has come quite a long way since then. According to Stanford University in California, this type of intelligence is created by studying and simulating human actions, not human intelligence, to complete tasks. The actions are then programmed into a computer to allow the computer to complete the same task.It does not actually resemble human intelligence at all. Only in the movements and processing and fina l product or accomplishment. The computer should solve all the tasks with its own methods, similar to the methods in which a person with computer knowledge and know how would use. Artificial intelligence will never possess a creative side such a write an original thought, create an intelligent though or compose anything that has not already been thought or entered into its programming. The science of artificial intelligence is the part of the complex computer sciences, and the technology created by humans. The aim of the science is to create answers and solutions as well on the basis of calculations and artificially made intelligent machines. Artificial intelligence is aimed to make the human life easier and do all the difficult tasks and provide people with acceptable solutions to any problems.  The main problems with Artificial Intelligence include...

Words: 936 - Pages: 4

Cyanine Dyes

...AMERICAN JOURNAL OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH VOL. 8, NO. 1 (2009) Cyanine Dyes: Fine Structures in Their Absorption Spectra Anna Zarow and Yeung-gyo Shin Department of Chemistry/Physics Kean University 1000 Morris Avenue Union, New Jersey 07083 USA Received: October 13, 2008 Accepted: May 19, 2009 ABSTRACT Absorption spectra were studied for two series of 3 cyanine dyes with varying length of conjugated hydrocarbon chains. Fine sturctures in absortpiton spectra were analyzed to –8 determine its concentraion dependence as the concentraion of dyes were changed from 10 M to –4 10 M. In all 6 dyes studied, ratios of minor peaks to the major peak remained constant within the experiemntal error. These results indicate that the origin of the absorption fine structure is due to the electronic coupling, an intramolecular process, rather than the aggragates formation, an intermolecular process. I. INTRODUCTION cm‾ . This observation is not accordance with Particle in a Box estimation nor a state of the art computational method [7-9] which predict the absorption spectra of these dyes to be consist of a smooth single peak. One possible explanation of the caused for the splitting is attributed to the ability of the dye molecules to form dimmers or trimers as mentioned in “Experiments in Physical Chemistry”. This explanation is very attractive one since resonance structure prevalent throughout the molecule implies extensive -electron network that forces the molecule to be planar.......

Words: 3150 - Pages: 13

Dangers

...Internet dangers The internet information is very large, so the peoples very it, because there are a lot of good uses for the internet, but the internet have a dangers. Today I am going to talk about the interne dangers. The internet dangers have very much, in here, I talk about the financial concerns, porn sites and privacy leak. Those dangers are relatively common. In the next, let me tell you how can be wary of those dangers and avoid them. In life, those dangers we can find in have children family, because those dangers often occurs in children. How can be wary of those dangers and avoid them? First talk about the financial concerns. In internet, will have very much people deceive others, why? Because they want money, so they are deceive other peoples. How to solve this problem? The parents can don’t give very much moneys to children, let they know the money how hard to earn, and then let the children tell you they how to use or intend to do to use the moneys in every times. Next about the porn sites. That danger will easy let the children learn bad, so the parents need care it. The parents can install software filters in children computers, the software filters can prevent the computer to open porn sites, but I know the software filters will have some nasty sites can slip through, so the parents records software, it can record the child open any website, the parents can check it. And then about the privacy leak, that is important one, because if the children leak......

Words: 549 - Pages: 3

Kraft Food Company Analysis

...Introduction Kraft Foods Group is the largest food and beverage company headquartered in North America and the second-largest in the world after Nestle. As company as large as Kraft Foods Group, it has enough capability and liquility to help the society stakeholders along the world with $19 billions in annual sale. Society expectations are rising and changing nowadays. Kraft should considerate about the expectation and needs of stakeholder when operated its business. Ignoring the expectation of society will bring much negatives impact to the company such as sales going down, reputation damaged, etc. This paper will review the social performance of Kraft Foods and the impact to its stakeholders : the communities, consumer and employee with the aspects of equity and equality and community building. Kraft Fight Hunger Kraft Foods has been proactive in stakeholder management and did well in charity and donation every year for the people who in need and involve themselves in philosophy programmes. Top priorities for Kraft Foods and its Foundation are fighting hunger, malnutirtion and promoting healthy lifestyles around the world. Kraft Foods has championed the fight against hunger for more than 30 years and donated more than $1 billion in cash and food. Since 1997, they have provided more than one billion serving of food to those in need. In 22 August 2010, Kraft Foods launched an integrated marketing campaign named “huddle to fight hunger” to encourage charitable giving to......

Words: 1628 - Pages: 7

Budget Strategy of Kraft Food

...KRAFT’S BUDGETING AND STRATEGY A case study Presented to CASE STUDY IN PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT BUDGETING AND STRATEGY A KRAFT FOOD INTRODUCTION The company has its origin as National Dairy Products Corporation (National Dairy), formed on December 10, 1923, by Thomas H. McInnerney. The firm was initially set up to execute on a rollup strategy in the then fragmented United States ice cream industry. Through acquisitions it expanded into a full range of dairy products. By 1930 it was the largest dairy company in the United States and the world, exceeding Borden. McInnerney operated the Hydrox Corporation, an ice cream company located in Chicago, Illinois. In 1923 he went to Wall Street to convince investment bankers there to finance his scheme for consolidating the United States ice cream industry. He initially found "hard sledding" with one banker saying the dairy industry "lacked dignity." He persevered and convinced a consortium including Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers to finance a rollup strategy. As a result of his efforts, National Dairy Products Corporation was formed in 1923 in a merger of McInnerney's Hydrox with Rieck McJunkin Dairy Co of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The resulting firm was then listed on the New York Stock Exchange with the offer of 125,000 shares having been The firm grew quickly through a large number of acquisitions. As it is......

Words: 5817 - Pages: 24

“Pourquoi Les Jeunes Aiment Autant Le Fast Food? Quels En Sont Les Dangers?"

...les jeunes aiment autant le fast food? Quels en sont les dangers?" Le point de mire de cette dissertation est de discuter pourquoi les jeunes aiment le fast food et discuter les dangers. Une enquete exécutee en Angleterre déclarerque les jeunes qui vivent dans les villes mangent jusqu'à 25 portions de fast-food par mois et dépense environ £2620 par an. Beaucoup des jeunes aiment le fast food comme le Mcdo et le KFC parce qu’ils sont faciles d’ accès. La majorite des entreprises des fast foods sont situe es en villes pres d’ ou les jeunes trainent. Aussi, les fast foods sont bon marche en comparaison aux restaurants. C’est attrayant pour les jeunes parce que les fast foods sont rapide,s et faciles a chercher. En plus de cela, les entreprises de restauration rapide ont un enorme budgets Ils utilisent la plupart de s techniques de commercialisation comme les annonces a la télévision et des affiches. La commercialisation est un facteur pourquoi les jeunes aiment les fast-foods de plus en plus. Cela fait prendre conscience aux jeunes de ce fast food est disponible et combien ça coûte. Cependant, manger trop plus les fast foods peut etre dangereux par exemple il peut causer des risques pour la santé. Les fast foods contiennent une grande quantité de sel. La consommation de sel est associée à l'hypertension artérielle, aux accidents vasculaires cérébraux, et a la fonction renale. . En outre, plus les jeunes mangent du fast-food, plus ils sont à risque sont de...

Words: 306 - Pages: 2

Tie and Dye

...GRADE:9N Tie-dye is an ancient art. In Japan they have a form of tie-dye called Shibori they've been using since the 8th century or earlier. Batik is a type of dyeing used for generations in India and is similar to tie-dye. Other techniques associated with tie-dye have been used for hundreds of years in West Africa and other parts of the world. These techniques are the inspiration for 1960's hippie fashion. Tie-dye sure has come a long way. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING PERSONS FOR MAKING THIS PROJECT A SUCCESS,1ST OF ALL GOD FOR MAKING THE RESOURCESPOSSIBLE,NIA,MS.DANIEL,THE INTERNET AND LASTLY MYSELF FOR WORKING HARD AND DEDICATING AND I HOPE YOU LEARNT A LOT FROM THIS. 1.WHAT IS TIE AND DYE? 2.THE HISTORY OF TIE AND DYE-(INCLUDE WHERE IT WAS INVENTED,WHEN,NAMEOF PERSON WHO INVENTED IT. 3.THE MATERIALS USED IN TIE AND DYE. 4 THE STEPS /PROCEDURES USED TO CARRY OUT TIE AND DYE. Tie dye is a technique for dying natural fabrics that results in interesting, colorful patterns. The technique involves crumpling, pleating or folding the fabric into various patterns, then tying it with string, hence the name. The tied fabric is dipped into vats of dye, then wrung out and rinsed. Tied areas accept dye unevenly amidst the folds, creating varied patterns in the finished product. It is important to select natural fabrics to tie dye, as synthetic material does not readily accept dye. Cotton is an excellent choice, making tie dye tee shirts......

Words: 881 - Pages: 4

Dye and Its Classification

...Dye is a natural/synthetic substance that finds application for adding a color/altering existing color shade. As a coloring material, dyes are used to color commodities of day to day use and can be applied everywhere including * Plastic toys for children * Fabrics worn * From products like food * Wood items Theory of Dyes Assignment Help Theory of Dyes A dye consists of a chromophore group and a salt forming group called anchoric group. In 1876, Otto witt put forth a theory as to correlate color with molecular structure (constitution). The theory is named'The Chromophore Auxochrome Theory' and its main postulates are, (i) The color of the organic compounds is due to the presence of certain multiple bonded groups called chromophores. Important chromophores are,                     O                     ||        .  .                      . .          . .   –N = N –, – N —> O, –N = N –, C = O,    C = S       Azo         Nitro                 Carbonyl  Thio carbonyl                    [Chromophore-Greek word, Chroma = color, Phorein = to bear]. The presence of chromophore is not necessarily sufficient for color. To make a substance colored, the chromophore has to be conjugated with an extensive system of alternate single and double bonds as exists in aromatic compounds. The chromophore part of the colored substance (dye) absorbs some wavelengths from white light and reflects back the complementary color. A colored compound having a chromophore is...

Words: 317 - Pages: 2

The Potential Dangers of Using Artificial Sweetener

...Nowadays, people more and more care about their health, especially, the food that they eat every day. Not only do they care about the quantity of foods, but also they consider the quality of foods. People confirm the ingredient before they buy products and they usually choose artificial sweeteners over natural sugar. They think artificial sweeteners will not add extra calories to the body and help them to control their weight. However, many health experts doubt the safety of artificial sweeteners after doing research about it. They have discovered several dangerous elements in artificial sweeteners. This paper reports the types of common artificial sweeteners, the reason why they are harmful, their bad influences on the body, and why they are not helpful to control our weight. The first artificial sweetener, saccharin, was discovered in 1879 in America. In the beginning, artificial sweetener was only used by diabetics who couldn’t absorb too much natural sugar (de la Pena, 2010). Since 1980, people have started to use chemical sweeteners to control their weight and improve their health. Suddenly, artificial sweetener products became very popular in the United States (de la Pena, 2010). Millions of Americans use chemical sweeteners instead of natural sugar in order to enhance their health. However, it does not mean that chemical sweeteners are health foods. Actually, they are not. They are not like vitamins, whole grains, or proteins that can contribute to our......

Words: 1235 - Pages: 5

Artificial Intelligence

...calls, computers can’t replace people. But with artificial intelligence, computers could be trained to think like humans do. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the branch of computer science concerned with making computers behave like humans. Artificial intelligence allows computers to learn from experience, recognize patterns in large amounts of complex data and make complex decisions based on human knowledge and reasoning skills. Currently, no computers exhibit full artificial intelligence (that is, are able to simulate human behavior). AI research is highly technical and specialized, deeply divided into subfields that often fail to communicate with each other. In 1956, John McCarthy, who is thought to be the father of Artificial Intelligence, organized a conference where intellectuals gathered to learn of this phenomenon. This laid the foundation for the advancements in artificial intelligence today. Artificial intelligence has become an important field of study with a wide spread of applications in fields ranging from medicine to agriculture. The central problems of AI traits are reasoning, knowledge, planning, learning, communication, perception and the ability to move and manipulate objects. The greatest advances have occurred in the field of games playing. Today artificial intelligence is used in our homes and in sophisticated establishments or businesses. There are many advantages and disadvantages of the use of artificial intelligence in business and in our day to day......

Words: 546 - Pages: 3

Dyes

...Red Dye #40 Pros: NFIDENTIAL ● less health risk than other azo dyes ● Already used in many popular soft drinks, snacks, candy and medications. Cons: ● Many studies proved that dye is linked to increased hyperactive behavior in children, ADHD, lower IQ scores (Southampton University Study, 2006), and even cancer to individuals who consume it. ● Constant pressure on the FDA to ban in all foods by groups like the Center for Science in Public Interest. ● No nutritional value of adding this dye to consumption items. ● The dye is already banned in many countries like Switzerland, France, Denmark, etc and not recommended for consumption in some countries ● Red Dye #40 is also found in non-consumption items like cosmetics and tattoo inks. ● Teachers often recommended not to give out any snacks that contain this dye. ● There are other healthier alternatives to adding color in certain foods and making them look more desirable including caramel coloring (E150), annatto which a reddish dye made from the seed of the achiote and many others. Corporations like McDonalds use fresh strawberries in shakes. ● Individuals are becoming more conscious of the foods that they are consuming, especially due to the rising rate of cancer and other diseases. Carmine Pros: ● Already used to color foods like popsicles, soft drinks, cereals, artificial crab meat, strawberry drinks, alcoholic beverages and other......

Words: 484 - Pages: 2

Artificial Pancreras

...Artificial Pancreas ; The pancreas is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine system of vertebrates. It is both an endocrine gland producing several important hormones, as well as an exocrine gland, secreting pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes that pass to the small intestine. These enzymes help in the further breakdown of the carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Digestion is the process of breaking down food into molecules small enough for the body to absorb. 1. The mouth. 2. The pharynx, which in humans, leads to both the trachea and the esophagus. While food is being swallowed, the epiglottis blocks the trachea. 3. The esophagus, which is the tube from the pharynx to the stomach. 4. The stomach is a J-shaped, expandable sack, normally on the left side of the upper abdomen. 5. The small intestine, which has a length of about 6 m. 6. The large intestine or colon. 7. The rectum . As well as digestive system, there is endocrine system, and the pancreas is a part of this system; with purpose and a role in hormone production. Endocrine system is made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones. These hormones regulate the body's growth, metabolism and sexual development and function. * Endocrine system is made up of glands that produce and secrete hormones. These hormones regulate the body's growth, metabolism and sexual development and function. * Pancreas: is a glandular organ that secretes digestive......

Words: 877 - Pages: 4

Food Additives

...Food Additives: Food Colorings and Flavorings Are They Healthy of Unhealthy? What are food additives? What are food colorings? What are food flavorings? Are they healthy or unhealthy for us? These are all questions that will be answered throughout this paper. I will go into deep detail about what these things are and where they come from. Also, we will see if these things are healthy or unhealthy for our bodies. After knowing answering all these questions, you will leave educated knowing more about what you may eat every day. First, I will go into detail about what food additives consist of. In general, food additives are substances that are added to food. These substances either make food look or taste better to the public. Also, there are substances that are added to food to keep it safe and clean from pesticides and other processes. Food additives can consist of two categories: direct and indirect. These are two ways of food additives getting inside our food and affecting the taste, smell, and safety of it. Direct food additives are substances added to food for a certain purpose. For example, xantham gum is added in food to make salad dressings, puddings, and things of that nature. Indirect food additives are substances that just finds their way into food during certain processes. For example, small amounts of chemicals from when food is processed and packaged finds its way in food while being stored. This is the reason why FDA requires food safety inspectors to......

Words: 962 - Pages: 4

Hair Dye

...Revlon ColorSilk For those who dye their hair very often, Revlon’s “ColorSilk” might be the best hair dye product to purchase for the job. Revlon’s hair dye is very affordable and promises to give consumers “natural-looking, even color from root to tip” and better looking hair. Also this product is safe to handle as it is ammonia-free. Revlon truly gives customers a bang for their buck by giving them many different things in their hair dyeing kit. Revlon provides an after-color conditioner, ammonia-free colorant, cream color developer and an instruction manual all for two to three dollars everywhere. This product fulfills their promise by giving a brilliant and vibrant color to the hair. And definitely makes the hair look natural from the root to the tip of the hair. By dyeing the hair with Revlon “ColorSilk”, the product creates a moist and healthy look for the hair; thus, making the hair look better. Speaking of healthy hair, Revlon’s “ColorSilk” hair dye advertises that it is an ammonia-free and odorless product. By being ammonia-free, this keeps the hair and scalp healthy and assures the customers that this product is safe to use anytime. Also it stops hairs from having a faded color look which is easily identifiable with other hair dye products that contains ammonia. A faded color hair indicates that the product has left the hair’s cuticle open, leading to a hair that is brittle and very dry. Another bad thing is that one of the amino acids of the hair,......

Words: 572 - Pages: 3