Toxno Substance Profile
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Substance Name

sodium sulphite
Identification Number: CASRN | 7757-83-7

  Substance Attributes


  • Mutagenic Properties

    Cause mutations to Genetic material like DNA, RNA or mitochondrial DNA

  • Reproductive Effects

    Interferes with fertility

  • Toxic to specific organs

    Can damage liver, kidney, lungs, heart or gut. Ironically liver, kidneys and gut are the main detoxifications systems.

  • Soluble in Water

    This substance easily dissolves in water. As such it can be easily transported via waterways. Not really a nastiness attribute, but this feature helps rapidly spread other nastiness attributes this substance may have.

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  • CATEGORIES: Food Additives with E Numbers | Preservatives - sulphites | Chemical used in hydraulic fracturing fluids | EAFUS (Everything Added to Food in the United States) | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - Non Food Use Only
  • SUBSTANCE LINEAGE:
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  • DESCRIPTION: E Number: E221 | Food Additives with E Numbers used in Australia, NZ, UK and the EU. Over 400 in total. | Substance has been approved in: Australia and NZ | EU and UK | | Can cause adverse reactions - best to avoid (Food Intolerance Network) | Preservatives - sulphites | Preservative | Has been used in CSG, Hydraulic Fracturing Operations (Fracking) as - Oxygen scavinger
  • COMMENTS:
  • toxin chemical structure pubchem
  • FORMULA:
  • DATA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES: ARTICLE 4 | PubChem | Article-Colborn-2010 | FracFocus | EPA in USA | APPEA | FSANZ and FSA | EAFUS | EPA USA - Pesticide Inerts
  • LAST UPDATE: 28/04/2018

  Health Associations

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