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FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

About FD&C YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE: In industrial production of colorants, "lake" is a term used for pigments or dyes that are precipitated with metal salts such as aluminum, calcium, barium, or others. Some of the lake dyes m ... read more

This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Pigments from animal, plant, and synthetic sources used to color foods, cosmetics, and other products. Cochineal is from insects. Widely used FD&C and D&C colors are coaltar (bituminous coal) derivati ... read more

Function(s): Colorant

Synoym(s): YELLOW 5LAKE, YELLOW 5 ALUMINUM LAKE

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of toxicityKlaassen, C

Data gaps

Concern Reference

Data Sources

FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
Klaassen, C., M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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