New fears over additives in children's food

Via the Guardian:

New fears over additives in children’s food

Potential link to behaviour problems prompts advice to parents over diet

Felicity Lawrence
Tuesday May 8, 2007
The Guardian

Food safety experts have advised parents to eliminate a series of additives from their children’s diet while they await the publication of a new study that is understood to link these ingredients to behaviour problems in youngsters.

The latest scientific research into the effect of food additives on children’s behaviour is thought to raise fresh doubts about the safety of controversial food colourings and a preservative widely used in sweets, drinks and processed foods in the UK. But the Guardian has learned that it will be several months before the results are published, despite the importance of the findings for children’s health.

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