The Doctors are joined by Dr. Katherine Williamson the VP of the American Academy of Pediatrics OC chapter to discuss the AAP’s call for urgent reform from the FDA. The AAP is also now warning parents that food additives may harm their children.
Dr. Williamson says there is growing evidence which claims there are chemicals in food being directly added through additives, preservatives and/or leaking through packaging. She says there are 10,000 chemicals that are in these food additives that could be potentially harmful. Dr. Williamson shares that a recent study looked at half of these chemicals and the majority of them never had any research done to see if they are safe for human consumption. She adds that children are at a much more vulnerable state because pound for pound they ingest more chemicals and are also still developing.