Sodium hexametaphosphate

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2 Diseases Researched for Sodium hexametaphosphate
1 Adverse Pharmacological Actions Researched for Sodium hexametaphosphate
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Pubmed Data : Int J Toxicol. 2001;20 Suppl 3:75-89. PMID: 11766135
Study Type : Animal Study
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Problem Substances : Sodium hexametaphosphate
Adverse Pharmacological Actions : Nephrotoxic

"SHMP is used as a sequestrant and has applications with in a wide variety of industries, including as a food additive in which it is used under the E number E452i. Sodium carbonate is sometimes added to SHMP to raise the pH to 8.0-8.6, which produces a number of SHMP products used for water softening and detergents. Also used as a dispersing agent to break down clay and other soil types." [ Source: Wikipedia ]

 

... FEEDING RATS 3% & 5% ... SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE RESULTED IN SEVERE KIDNEY DAMAGE, WHILE FEEDING 1.8% ... CAUSED NO OBSERVABLE PHYSIOLOGICAL DAMAGE. ... HOWEVER, WHEN DOGS WERE FED INCREASING DOSAGES ... BEGINNING AT 1.0 G/KG/DAY AND INCREASING TO 4.0 G/KG FOR THE LAST MONTH OF A 5-MONTH FEEDING PERIOD, THE DOGS ... BEGAN TO LOSE WEIGHT WHEN THE DAILY DOSE REACHED 2.5 G/KG/DAY.
[Furia, T.E. (ed.). CRC Handbook of Food Additives. 2nd ed. Cleveland: The Chemical Rubber Co., 1972., p. 640] **PEER REVIEWED**  [ Source: Toxnet ]

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