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Uses:  Polysorbate 80 used as emulsifier, stabiliser in a large range of foods including chewing gum, ice cream, soft drinks. Also used in a wide range of detergents, pharmaceuticals and beauty and skin products.

People intolerant of propylene glycol should also avoid the group of E430-E436.

These compounds (E430-E436) contain fatty acids, which are nearly always from vegetable oils; however, use of animal fat (including pork) cannot be fully ruled out.

Chemically, the origin of these compounds cannot be determined; only the producer may provide information on the origin.

PEG 80 may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. Also harmful by inhalation, ingestion and cause irritation to eyes and skin.

Polysorbates or PEG’s have been linked to miscarriage and infertility.

Potentially cancer-inciting. Avoid it. Banned in Australia.

Description: Polysorbate 80, also known as PEG 80 and Polyoxyethylene Sorbitan Monooleate, is a polyoxyethylene derivative of sorbitan and olive oil in the form of oleic acid. Can cause skin allergy in some people. Also regarded as a detergent.

It is an emulsifier derived from animal fatty acids, and natural oils and used as synthetic flavourings, surfactants, de foaming agents and dough conditioners. It may increase the absorption of fat-soluble substances.

Possible cancer causing.


E433 Polysorbate 80

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