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Print Posted By Safe Cosmetics Australia on 02/09/2017 in Makeup

Artificial Dyes, what are they made from?

Artificial Dyes, what are they made from?

Artificial Dyes, food colours, lake pigments

Made from petroleum, artificial food colours are derivatives of petrochemicals and coal tar. Dyes are manufactured as powders, granules or liquids. They are used as a colouring agent in food, cosmetics and other household products. Studies show that long-term exposure to artificial dyes can cause cancer or other effects. 

Dyes are not pure chemicals and may contain upwards of 10% impurities. The FDA established legal limits for the use of cancer-causing contaminants in dyes, based on a theory that the limited use of such dyes will not cause cancer in more than one in a million consumers. This legal limit does not consider the increased risk of children, chemically sensitive individuals, the elderly or unwell. 

What is the Australian Government doing? No data or concerns are available – not listed as a priority chemical.

What can Australian’s do? Learn more about this chemical by researching the following links to Government sites & data. Then post your feedback by leaving a reply below.

Related Articles From Doctors, Scientists and Environmental Advocates:

The best advice is to use fewer products to avoid irritation and toxic accumulation of chemicals that concern your specific health requirements.

Published by www.safecosmeticsaustralia.com.au

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