Phosphoric Acid


Potentially Harmful
An additive used to give food a tangy flavor and act as a preservative.
Health Impact
Lowers bone density, has been linked to kidney disease and kidney stones, can decrease absorption of nutrients in the body, and damages tissues.
Health Safety of Soft Drinks: Contents, Containers, and Microorganisms
Occupational Health Guideline for Phosphoric Acid
Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet: Phosphoric Acid
Understanding sources of dietary phosphorus in the treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride.
High dietary phosphorus intake is associated with all-cause mortality: results from NHANES III1,2,3
Increasing dietary phosphorus intake from food additives: potential for negative impact on bone health
Relations of serum phosphorus and calcium levels to the incidence of cardiovascular disease in the community
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