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In The News, Spring 2018: American Academy of Pediatrics Urges Review of Food Additives

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A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Environmental Health highlights emerging concerns about the health effects of food additives on infants and children, and offers recommendations for both government regulatory agencies and pediatricians. In the document and accompanying technical report, the AAP identifies “critical weaknesses in the current regulatory system for food additives,” such as the fact that data pertaining to the effects of additives on infants and children is limited or missing, although these populations are generally more vulnerable...

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