FD&C Red Dye #40, also commonly
called Red 40, is widely used in the foods and drugs
that we consume; often we don't give much thought to the fact
that much of what we consume is artificially colored.
The purpose of this site is to provide education
and information on Red Dye #40 as well as to create a forum
for discussion among people who are, for whatever reason,
concerned about this very common food additive.
While there are many claims and fears about
the effects of various phenomena in our lives, (cell phone
radiation, magnetic or electrical fields, pesticides and pollutants)
the goal of this site is to provide a balanced and scientifically
accurate point of view. Wherever possible, we will strive
to quote from accredited, trusted sources concerning the effects
of Red Dye #40. While there's no prohibition here against
publishing anecdotal evidence, every attempt will be made
to label it as such to help the visitor separate science from
This site contains sections on the history
and chemistry behind Red40 as well as a comprehensive list
of foods and drugs that contain this colorant. There's also
a discussion board where visitors can talk about their experiences
or issues with the chemical. Finally, there's a section about
other dyes, both alternatives to create a red color as well
as other common food dyes for the major hues.
The goal of this site is to support the community
- if you have any ideas, suggestions or comments, please feel
free to pass them along to our webmaster.