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Artificial Colorings

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Blue 1
Used in Beverages, candy, and baked goods - very poorly tested with possible risk. Avoid.
Blue 2
Used in pet food, beverages, and candy - very poorly tested; should be avoided.
Citrus Red 2
Used in the skin of Florida oranges. Studies indicate that this additive causes cancer. The dye does not seep through the orange skin into the pulp.
Green 3
Used in candy, beverages - needs to be better tested; avoid
Orange B
Used to color the outer surface of some hot dogs; it has been poorly tested, and is unnecessary, should be banned.
Red 3
Used in cherries, fruit cocktail, candy, and baked goods - complex, synthetic dye may cause cancer
Red 40
Used in soda pop, candy, gelatin desserts, pastry, pet food, sausage - The most widely used coloring promotes cancer in mice - should be outlawed
Yellow 5
The second most widely used coloring is poorly tested, with one test suggesting it might cause cancer. Some people are allergic to it
Yellow 6
Used in beverages, sausage, baked goods, candy, and gelatin - Appears safe, but can cause occasional allergic reactions; used almost exclusively in junk foods.