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Hyperactivity caused in children due to a coal tar derivative found in many processed foods

How would it make you feel if you found out that you were feeding your kids foods with coal tar? Well, if your kids are eating cheese flavored chips and Cheetos, and other foods which are artificially colored with yellow and orange colors, also carbonated sodas and pickles, they are unknowingly ingesting an industrial wasted derived chemical called tartrazine or better known as Yellow #5, which is now being linked to hyperactivity in kids. In studies done in early 2000 researchers found that hyperactivity in kids was due to the food coloring and additives used in foods sold to children.

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