What Are Dipotassium Phosphate Allergies Symptoms?

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Date: September 07, 2011 02:20 PM
Subject: What Are Dipotassium Phosphate Allergies Symptoms?


Dipotassium phosphate is a potassium salt of phosphoric acid and is used as an antioxidant synergist, it is also water soluble and functions as a buffer and emulsifier in food. Typical products include cooked and other cured meats, it is also used as a food additive in milk and cream powders, drinking chocolate. As phosphoric acid, it is used in the production of fertilizers, detergents and other pharmaceutical products. It also is a common source of phosphorus and potassium. It is also known by many other names such as dipotassium hydrogen phosphate, phosphoric acid dipotassium salt, dipotassium hydrogen orthophosphate and potassium hydrogen phosphate. Aside from being used in the food industry it has shown flexibility as it can cross over to be used in another industry which is the steel industry and its main function there is to prevent rust.

As a Food Additive

Most popular among all of its uses is its role in adding flavor to carbonated beverages like coca cola and beer. As a food additive it truly has a wide spectrum of products that it can synergize with including jams, jellies and a variety of cheeses. With its wide availability in a lot of the food we eat, it is not far fetch to encounter some allergies that pertain to this substance or chemical. Although it has been deemed safe by the FDA and also is the same reason why we see so much of it in many food products and not just the small companies but the big companies as well, it still can cause some problems when either taken too much or if a person already has a pre existing condition that makes him react negatively to this substance.

Allergy Symptoms

Allergy symptoms in a way is our body’s defense mechanism, it is its way to remind us that something is wrong internally. That you came in contact with something which your body chemistry does not agree with therefore for it to be back in balance it initiates its defense and alarms you of the situation, it’s the body’s way of fighting back. For phosphoric acid allergies, a person that has a predetermined allergy when coming into contact with it may have a wide range of symptoms. It can range from rashes and hives to itching and shortness of breath, these are some of the examples and are the most common and most easily recognized as well. In more severe cases especially if not caught on time or left untreated, there can be wheezing and coughing, much like when a person with asthma has an attack. Furthermore, depending on the person and his innate reactions to allergies there can be instant swelling of the face, tongue, lips and throat and this is where it becomes scary because as the throat swells it can block your airways and cause life threatening problems so when some of the symptoms are seen it is best to report right away to your closest physician for treatment.

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