Data for Certified Foods Dyes in Over the Counter Medicines and Supplements for Children and Pregnant Women

Published: 16 November 2020| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/n6m7rhct2h.3
Arlie Lehmkuhler


This dataset is raw data and summary of quantified FD&C dye levels in children’s gummy vitamins, children’s tablet vitamins, prenatal vitamins, children’s cough/cold/allergy tablets & syrups, and children’s pain reliever tablets & syrups determined by high performance liquid chromatography with a photometric diode array (HPLC-DAD). The data can further be interpreted against the dosage given by each brand in each category to evaluate the consumption of the FD&C dyes and ADIs suggested for each FD&C dye by the US FDA. Syrups have the highest levels for the dosage described on the label and can be a significant contributor to FD&C dye intake for children, while all tablets and gummy vitamins showed low enough levels to be an insignificant amount of dye contributed to the ADI for most children.



University of California Davis


Children's Environmental Health, Dye, Over-the-Counter Medication