Uses: Calcium Chloride is used in brewing, salt substitute, gelling agent, reduced sodium breads. It is also an ingredient in some varieties of Walkers Potato Crisps and Cadbury’s Turkish Delight among other companies.
Side effects of excess calcium 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: Calcium Chloride is a mineral salt, modifying agent, preservative, firming agent, sequestrant. It is an ionic compound of chlorine and calcium and sometimes contains Aluminium.
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.