Application of Saccharin
- Sodium saccharin (benzoic sulfimide) is an artificial sweetener with effectively no food energy that is about 300–400 times as sweet as sucrose but has a bitter or metallic aftertaste, especially at high concentrations. It is used to sweeten products such as drinks, candies, cookies, and medicines. Saccharin has no food energy and no nutritional value. It is safe to consume for individuals with diabetes.
- The sweetener has continued to be widely used in the United States and is now the third-most popular artificial sweetener behind sucralose and aspartame.
- In the European Union, saccharin is also known by the E number (additive code) E954.
- The current status of saccharin is that it is allowed in most countries, and countries such as Canada have lifted their previous ban of it as a food additive.The claims that it is associated with bladder cancer were shown to be unfounded in experiments on primates. (It is, however, prohibited to mail saccharin tablets or packets to France.)
- Saccharin was formerly on California's list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer for the purposes of Proposition 65, but it was delisted in 2001.
- In 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the state of California reversed their positions on saccharin, declaring it safe for consumption.The FDA's decision followed a 2000 determination by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program to remove saccharin from its list of carcinogens.
- The EPA has officially removed saccharin and its salts from their list of hazardous constituents and commercial chemical products. In a December 14, 2010 release, the EPA stated that saccharin is no longer considered a potential hazard to human health.
Saccharin Sodium in Cosmetics
Saccharin Sodium is widely used as sweetener in Cosmetics.
- As sweetener: in toothpaste and Mouthwash to improve taste.
Saccharin Sodium in Agriculture/Animal Feed
Saccharin Sodium is widely used as sweetener in Agriculture/Animal Feed.
- As phagostimulants: in animal feed to improve growth rate.
Saccharin Sodium in Other Industries
Saccharin Sodium is widely used as additive in various other industries.
- As Complexing agent: in electroplating to improve brightness of the coating.
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