Uses: Typical products which include Sulphur Dioxideare beer, soft drinks, dried fruit, juices, cordials, wine, vinegar, potato products, biscuits, cakes and buns.
Similar functional properties are displayed by the sulphites (E221-E227).
Known to provoke gastric irritation, nausea, diarrhoea, skin rash, asthma attacks and difficult to metabolise for those with impaired kidney function, also destroys vitamin B1 (thiamin), and should be avoided by anyone suffering from conjunctivitis, bronchitis, emphysema, bronchial asthma, or cardiovascular disease.
Not recommended for consumption by children.
Description: Sulphur Dioxide occurs naturally in the atmosphere and as a pollutant gas from combustion processes, sulphur dioxide is implicated in formation of acid rain and has a choking odour.
Derived from coal tar; all sulphur drugs are toxic and restricted in use (in USA, FDA** prohibits their use on raw fruits and vegetables), produced by combustion of sulphur, hydrogen sulphide or gypsum