Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) has introduced legislation targeting toxic ingredients in foods that Americans consume.

“I am introducing legislation today to make our foods less toxic. Millions of Americans consume poisonous food dyes and sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup daily. I’m putting an end to that. I urge my colleagues to join me in this VITAL legislation,” Luna said.

“The Do or Dye Act and the Stop Spoonfuls of Fake Sugar Act seek to restrict toxic food dyes like Red No. 40 and Yellow Nos. 5 and 6 and the use of high-fructose corn syrup in foods produced in the United States. These bills amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to classify foods containing these ingredients as adulterated,” a press release from Luna’s office read.

“It is time that we stop allowing unaccountable corporations and the complicit Food and Drug Administration to poison our families. Far too many Americans are suffering needlessly from type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and mental health conditions as a result of artificial and harmful ingredients that are in nearly every refrigerator and pantry in our country,” Luna said.

“Not only are we consuming spoonfuls of high-fructose corn syrup every day, but many of the foods and snacks we consume have dyes linked to an alarming number of health conditions,” she added.

Florida Politics reports:

Luna, a Republican, just filed a bill to ban the use of chemicals called parabens from skin products. The bill (HR 8360), which she’s carrying with Democratic U.S. Rep. Yadira Caraveo of Colorado, is called the “No Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics Act.”

Parabens are chemicals found in nature in produce such as cucumbers and cherries, but they’re exclusively synthetic in commercially used products.

They’re most commonly used as preservatives in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Studies show they can disrupt hormones, harm fertility, affect birth outcomes, and increase cancer risks.

“The parabens lurking in our products are causing a lot of damage. They’re in our sunscreens, our lotions, makeup especially, and yet we’re doing nothing about it, which is completely outrageous,” Luna said in a video Friday when she and Caraveo filed the measure.

“Did you know the US used natural food dyes until the mid-19th century? Food manufacturers then realized it was much cheaper to start using chemicals. ‘Cheaper’ for the food manufacturers means it comes with a price of your health at risk,” Luna commented.

Read the ‘Do or Dye Act’ HERE.

Read the ‘Stop Spoonfuls of Fake Sugar Act’ HERE.

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