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An allergy to sodium benzoate (211) can be a challenging allergy to manage. Sodium benzoate (also shown as 211 on labels) is a preservative used in many foods and beverages and can be difficult to avoid. Read More…
Recent research in the UK points to six artificial food colours which are linked to asthma and hyperactivity in children.
Those artificial food additives are:
- sunset yellow (E110)
- quinoline yellow (E104)
- carmoisine (E122)
- allura red (E129)
- tartrazine (E102)
- ponceau 4R (E 124)
Some of these food colours are now banned in the USA. In the UK, new food labeling law require a warning to be placed on any products using them. In Australia their use is still unrestricted and widespread. Read More…
Asthma is listed as a potential side effect for preservatives in the range E200-E228 according to the Chemical Maze.
I find this an easy fact to keep in mind when supermarket shopping and bypassing anything likely to cause wheezing is quickly passed over. Read More…