Sodium hydroxide E524, also known as lye and caustic soda, is an inorganic compound with formula NaOH. Though Sodium hydroxide E524 is considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Sodium Hydroxide E524?
Sodium Hydroxide (Caustic Soda) is a white flakes or a white granular product or may be a solid with strong hygroscopicity, it may be soluble in water, alcohol and glycerine, insoluble in acetone or diethyl ether. Sodium Hydroxide may be used in acid neutralizing, discoloring, and deodorizing.
Possible Side Effects of Sodium Hydroxide E524
Sodium Hydroxide E524 is generally considered a safe ingredient. The commonly reported side-effects of Sodium Hydroxide are rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and swelling of the mouth.
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Sodium Hydroxide is considered safe by FDA.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Sodium Hydroxide populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Sodium Hydroxide E524.
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3. Milk production is unaffected by replacing barley or sodium hydroxide wheat with maize cob silage in rations for dairy cows. [Animal. 2014 May] Author: Hymøller L, Hellwing AL, Lund P, Weisbjerg MR.
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