A proposed bill in California is aiming to ban the sale of several food items, including Skittles, Hot Tamales candy, and Dubble Bubble Twist Gum.
The sponsor of the bill, Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel, claims that these products contain potentially dangerous and toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer and organ damage.
The five common food additives that Gabriel wants to ban include brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, and titanium dioxide, all of which have already been banned in Europe.
While some critics argue that the harm caused by these chemicals may depend on the amount consumed or inhaled, supporters of the bill argue that it is better to err on the side of caution.
If passed, this bill could have nationwide implications, as manufacturers would need to change their formulas to comply with the new regulations.