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Side Effects of Tetrasodium pyrophosphate

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Tetrasodium pyrophosphate, also called sodium pyrophosphate, tetrasodium phosphate or TSPP, is a 

Tetrasodium pyrophosphate, also called sodium pyrophosphate, tetrasodium phosphate or TSPP, is a colorlesstransparent crystalline chemical compound with the formulaNa4P2O7. It is a salt composed of pyrophosphate and sodium ions. Toxicity is approximately twice that of table salt when ingested orally. There is also a hydrated form, Na4P2O7 · 10(H2O).

 

General Side Effects

No significant side effects reported.

 

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Official Suggested Dosage

ADI: NOT LIMITED (Acceptable Daily Intake)

MTDI: NOT LIMITED (Maximum Tolerable Daily Intake)

Data Source: JECFA Database of WHO

 

Tetrasodium pyrophosphate is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. There is no proof showing that acquiring Tetrasodium pyrophosphate will do any harm to special groups, including newborns, children, pregnant, and other applicable vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Tetrasodium pyrophosphate in food and beverages as a food additive without any side effects. However, we still recommend consumers to consult food ingredient experts before using large quantity of Tetrasodium pyrophosphate for long period of time. There may be some side effects in large dosage.

 

GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) Substances

Yes. Tetrasodium pyrophosphate is on FDA’s GRAS exemption list, it’s widely accepted and used as a safe food ingredient in many countries.

 

Sources and Related Researches:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citric_acid https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=184.1033 http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/citric_acid