Yellow No. 6 Impact On Society

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Yellow No. 6 is derived from Toluene, which is a product of oil refinery and made from coal tar. Yellow No. 6 has a dramatic impact on society. While Yellow No. 6 does color food to make it appear more appetizing, there are many health related problems that are being caused by Sunset Yellow FCF. According to Southampton University, “Researchers at Southampton University found that consuming certain synthetic dyes with preservative sodium benzoate increased hyperactivity in kids 3-9.” Yellow No. 6 has also been a possible leading cause of exema, hives, hyperactivity, and severe allergic reactions. Yellow No. 6 contains benzidine and 4-Aminobiphenyl which research has shown are cancer-causing compounds.

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