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SODIUM CARRAGEENAN

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
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About SODIUM CARRAGEENAN: Sodium Carrageenan is the sodium salt of Carrageenan (q.v.)

Function(s): Binder; Emulsion Stabilizer; Film Former; Viscosity Increasing Agent - Aqueous; ANTISTATIC; BINDING; EMULSION STABILISING; FILM FORMING; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

Synoym(s): CARRAGEENAN, SODIUM SALT; SODIUM CARRAGEENATE; SODIUM SALT CARRAGEENAN; CARRAGHEEN, SODIUM SALT; SODIUM CARRAGEENATE; SODIUM CARRAGHEENATE; VISCARIN SODIUM

Data gaps

Concern Reference
4 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data Sources

FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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