Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children
My latest piece for Environmental Health News covers a new report out of the California Office of Environmental Health Assessment drawing a conclusive link between artificial food dyes and adverse behavioral outcomes in children. The report is the most comprehensive of its kind and could lead to policy changes at the state and federal level. My article gained quite a bit of traction on Twitter, which leads me to believe this is an issue that many are interested in and eager to learn more about. Always nice to know you've struck a bit of a nerve as a science journalist covering environmental health, because not many exposures of concern actually break through from the scientific literature to the general public (BPA, phthalates, PFAS, pesticides, and wildfire smoke being a few others that have in recent years). This will be an interesting story to continue to follow. Read more about why in my article right here.