Approximately 5,000 children (14-year-old and under) die accidentally and millions more are injured.
If you’re a parent, these numbers probably scare you a little…and they should. Being a human is a risky proposition and being a young human is even more of a vulnerable situation.
Many of the threats can be avoided if we take a little time to educate ourselves on potential dangers.
The dangers we want to bring your attention to in this article are toxic chemicals and harmful food.
Recently there was a story that went viral when a woman posted on Facebook an alarming information about her child’s favorite snacks. Her daughter experienced an allergic reaction to a popular brand of cereals.
Misty Lyn, the woman who shared this story, noticed the shocking rash spreading throughout the toddler’s legs and she couldn’t imagine what might have caused it
At first, she thought that her child came across something poisonous so she asked her husband what was the girl doing all morning.
Her daughter, Harper had only tried the popular cereal called “Apple Jacks” for the very first time that morning. That was the moment when Misty realized that they have probably caused the rash.
The very moment she decided to do some research on this cereal and what she discovered, shocked her.
The worried mum wrote “I had to take Harper to the doctors today. I had no clue what gave her this rash until Steve told me that she had “Apple Jacks” cereal for the first time this morning.
Poor girl! Did more research on it and this is what I found…”Apple Jacks” has the most popular food dyes known to cause behavioral problems in children; yellow 6, blue 1, red 40 and BHT.”
Misty decided to warn the all other parents about the dangerous products found in stores. She also wrote: “These food dyes are now illegal in Europe, but perfectly acceptable in America.
BHT is a common stabilizer in pesticides, gasoline, lubricants, and soaps, but can also be found in “Apple Jacks”. Yellow 6 has been linked to tumors in lab mice and red 40 has been known to cause severe allergic reactions.”
Maye some parents won’t believe in these warning, but this girl’s severe rash is a clear evidence that cereals containing this kind of chemicals and artificial colors can certainly cause allergic reactions.
“Please share with every parent you know. If we don’t talk about these dangerous food dyes, who will?” she concluded at the end.