Yellow #5 (tartrazine) and #6 (sunset yellow) are organic, water soluble food colorings used in some medicines, most foods, and often beauty products. .
Yellow 5 is also call…ed Tartrazine and E102 in Europe. Banned in Norway, Austria, and Germany. .
Side effects of yellow 5 - ingestion, anxiety, migraines, clinical depression, blurred vision, itching, general weakness, heatwaves, feeling of suffocation, purple skin patches, and sleep disturbance. Certain people who are exposed to the dye experience symptoms of tartrazine sensitivity even at extremely small doses, some for periods up to 72 hours after exposure. In children, asthma attacks and hives have been claimed, as well as supposed links to thyroid tumours, chromosomal damage, and hyperactivity..
6 is pretty much the same as #5, and about as illegal everywhere but the US.. (MORE)