New study raising safety concerns over chemical in yellow dye

February 24, 2014 12:15:28 PM PST
A new study may have you worried about something that usually makes you feel bright and cheery -- the color yellow.

The alarm is being sounded by researchers at Rutgers University over the PCB 11 chemical in common household products that are yellow like paper, paint and even clothing.

PCB's were banned 35 years ago after they were linked to cancer, birth defects and other health issues.

Until further study is done, the study's author suggests you wash yellow clothes in hot water several time before wearing them.