Food additives put kids in harm's way, report says

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Food additives put kids in harm's way, report says

July 26, 2018

Several media outlets covered an American Academy of Pediatrics position statement published in Pediatrics. UW Medicine researchers were among the report's co-authors. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics said reforms are urgently needed to the U.S. food regulatory process, which allows the use of more than 10,000 additives to modify food or are included in the packaging and processing of food. 

Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana, a UW Medicine pediatrician and environmental scientist at the University of Washington (UW) School of Public Health and Rachel Shaffer, a UW Ph.D. student in environmental toxicology, co-authored the report in the journal Pediatrics  with Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a New York University expert on children's environmental health.  See our news release