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syn·thet·ic dyes

organic dye compounds originally derived from coal-tar derivatives; presently produced by synthesis from benzene and its derivatives; examples include eosin, methylene blue, and fluorescein.

syn·thet·ic dyes

(sin-thet'ik dīz)
Organic dye compounds originally derived from coal-tar derivatives; currently produced by synthesis from benzene and its derivatives.
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Although recent concern has focused on synthetic dyes, some naturally derived colors also may cause adverse health effects.
org) to ban all synthetic dyes in foods based on research suggesting they pose cancer and allergy risks as well as hyperactivity in children.
But it may surprise consumers to learn that there are lingering questions about the safety of most of the nine synthetic dyes that can be used in food (Blue 1, Blue 2, Citrus Red 2, Green 3, Orange B, Red 3, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6).
Interestingly, these artificial, synthetic dyes were in common use in Central Asia by the late 19th century, despite laws prohibiting their use.
I had been a silk painter for over 20 years using the modern-day equivalents of the synthetic dyes originally developed in the late 1860s from coal, then manufactured and used extensively in the local textile industries of Basel, and Mulhouse across the border in France.
Certain synthetic dyes pose cancer risk Some synthetic dyes have been linked to cancer, including testicular and bladder cancer, and leukaemia.
Her research, coupled with her passion for organic living, inspired her to create her own holistically fresh and organic luxury spa line--OM Aroma, a skin care range that's full of skin-healthy ingredients and free of parabens, formaldehyde, mineral oil, synthetic dyes and fragrances.
Since some flavonoids, such as anthocyanins and deoxyanthocyanins, are natural colorants, their efficient and economical production through microbial synthesis will allow their use as alternatives to synthetic dyes, which may have adverse health effects.
A "cocktail" of synthetic dyes, preservatives and sweeteners was found in cough syrups, paracetamol tablets and teething gels.
A 'cocktail' of synthetic dyes, preservatives and sweeteners was found in cough syrups, paracetamol tablets and teething gels.
As a teenager, he was fascinated by his older cousin Carl Weigert's research staining cells with synthetic dyes.
By the start of the 20th century, the introduction of synthetic dyes meant the cultivation of woad almost disappeared in Europe.