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This article is about the dye. For the musician, see Quinoline Yellow Electronic Musician.
Additional recommended knowledge
Quinoline Yellow is a yellow/lime green dye.
Quinoline Yellow has two forms:
When used as a food additive, it appears on labels as (E104) in the European Union and elsewhere.
Possible health effects
On 6 September 2007, the British Food Standards Agency revised advice on certain artificial food additives, including E104.
Professor Jim Stevenson from Southampton University, and author of the report, said: "This has been a major study investigating an important area of research. The results suggest that consumption of certain mixtures of artificial food colours and sodium benzoate preservative are associated with increases in hyperactive behaviour in children.
"However, parents should not think that simply taking these additives out of food will prevent hyperactive disorders. We know that many other influences are at work but this at least is one a child can avoid."
The following additives were tested in the research:
The colourant is banned in Australia, Japan, Norway and the United States.
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