What I didn't know is what I was ingesting into my body!!! And today at age 34 I didn't know either until recently I encountered my daugther who got this weird rash, white bumps with red around them. I thought they were ring worm. It got worse. So I tooke her to the ER the doctors had no idea what it was, it was not ring worm. They felt it was stress related hives. They treated her with steriods and benadryl it cleared up. We never had an issue for many months after that, until recently she broke out again with them on her heels. Previously they started on her arm spread to her legs and heels.
My sister did some research and found a post on Facebook about Apple Jacks causing a rash it is the exact same rash my daughter had. These pictures are from a toddler who broke in the rash after having apple jacks. (For I don't have pictures of my daughters) I racked my brain trying to figure out what my daughter had recently that was different and BAM! it came to me Fruity Pebbles!!! Sure enough that was what caused the rash again!
"Apple Jacks has the most popular food dyes known to cause behavioral problems in children; yellow 6, blue 1, red 40 and BHT. These food dyes are now illegal in Europe, but perfectly acceptable in America. BHT is a common stabilizer in pesticides, gasoline, lubricants, and soaps, but are also found in Apple Jacks. Yellow 6 has been linked to tumors in lab mice and red 40 has been known to cause severe allergic reactions.”
According to WhyDye.org, some dyes -- especially the ones used in Apple Jacks -- can be harmful to children.
The website states that FD&C Yellow #6 can cause a myriad of problems for kids, such as stomach aches, hives, allergies, hyperactivity, mood swings and headaches. It has reportedly been banned in Norway and Finland.
The site also states that Blue #1 dye was so problematic that the FDA asked doctors to stop adding it to enteral feedings because patients were dying from it. The dye reportedly caused metabolic acidosis and refractory hypotension.
Red Dye #40 was also listed as potential danger. The possible side effects of the dye include headaches and migraines, hyperactivity, decreased concentration, and sleep disturbances.
Here is a list of the ingredients used in the Kellogg’s cereal taken directly from the company’s website.
So after learning all of this it truly explains alot, my daughter constanly has headaches, mood swings, behavior problems, stomach aches, and hyperactivity. So guess what you can bet what we will not be eating any longer! Lots of things!!! There are so many things that have these dyes and BHT in them!! But honestly why in the hell would I want to ingest something that is put in gasoline or pesticides!? And I certainly am not going to subject my daughter to any of those things that contain those ingredients! It is in everything not just cereals so READ your LABELS PLEASE!!! Here are a few cereals alone that have it! Remember though its not just cereals! M&Ms, Swedish Fish, any candy that has coloring to it. We are cutting it out! Watch for my next blog to see if we have improved on our behavior and lessened our symptoms.