Saturday, April 9, 2011

From the Publishers of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

FOOD DYES AND HYPERACTIVE BEHAVIOR. In light of the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision not to issue warnings about possible behavioral effects from artificial food dyes, 2e Newsletter created a poll on the issue. The results as of yesterday: 75% of those responding believe that such dyes can cause hyperactive behavior in some children; 12% think not; 12%, no opinion; 1% were evidently lost to rounding. Not huge numbers of respondents, but definitely different opinions in the 2e community versus the FDA. (Our next poll: should the FDA issue warnings about being lost to rounding?)

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