Uses:Used in brewing, salt substitute, gelling agent, reduced sodium breads. It is also an ingredient in some varieties of Walkers Potato Crisps among other companies.
Side effects of excess potassium chloride intake include irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, stomach pain, diarrhoea, vomiting and numbness or tingling in your hands, feet or mouth.
Large quantities can cause gastric ulceration.
Description: Potassium Chloride is a mineral salt and is a metalhalidesalt composed of potassiumand chlorine. Potassium chloride is occasionally known as "muriate of potash," particularly when used as a fertilizer.
It is used in medicine, scientific applications, food processing and in judicial execution through lethal injection.
It occurs naturally as the mineralsylvite and in combination with sodium chloride as sylvinite. Used as an electrolyte replenisher.
In the process of making chlorine, mercury is used to create an amalgam with Sodium. Mercury is the second most toxic substance known to man. Chlorine is then added to drinking water, to ‘so-called’ purify it. Apparently the use of mercury in this process is being phased out by 2020.