Letters Additives and hyperactivity

Food dyes should be banned

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39605.531111.3A (Published 12 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1325
  1. Michael Jacobson, executive director
  1. 1Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, DC, 20009, USA
  1. mjacobson{at}cspinet.org

Considering the numerous studies conducted over the past 30 years, Kemp is right in urging physicians to routinely encourage patients with hyperactivity to avoid food dyes.1 However, considering the dyes’ lack of health benefit and the …

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