Phosphoric Acid

Preservatives

Potentially Harmful

Details

Definition
An additive used to give food a tangy flavor and act as a preservative.
AKAs
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Health Impact
Lowers bone density, has been linked to kidney disease and kidney stones, can decrease absorption of nutrients in the body, and damages tissues.

Sources

Health Safety of Soft Drinks: Contents, Containers, and Microorganisms
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4324883/#B34
Occupational Health Guideline for Phosphoric Acid
https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/81-123/pdfs/0506.pdf
Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet: Phosphoric Acid
https://nj.gov/health/eoh/rtkweb/documents/fs/1516.pdf
Understanding sources of dietary phosphorus in the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20093346/
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK109813/
High dietary phosphorus intake is associated with all-cause mortality: results from NHANES III1,2,3
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3893724/
Increasing dietary phosphorus intake from food additives: potential for negative impact on bone health
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24425727/
Relations of serum phosphorus and calcium levels to the incidence of cardiovascular disease in the community
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17502528/

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