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E-NUMBER

NAME

PURPOSE

DESCRIPTION

E129

Alura Red AC

Colouring.

Hyperactivity, asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E173

Aluminium

Colour & Cleanse.

Links with osteoporosis and Alzheimer's.

E123

Amaranth

Blue / red dye.

Asthma, rhinitis and urticaria and carcinogenic?

E160b

Annatto

Colouring.

Urticaria and may create swelling and breathing problems.

E951

Aspartame

Sweetener.

Carcinogenic, hyperactivity, strokes? Mimics ME, Alzheimer's. Parkinson's MS.

E150c

Ammonia caramel

Colouring.

Questions about toxicity toward circulatory systems.

E122

Azorabine Carmosine

Colouring.

Asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E210

Benzoic Acid

Preservative.

Asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E284

Boric acid

Preservative.

In caviar also in mouthwashes. Poison! Menstrual disorders, anorexia, asthenia, confusion and hair loss.

E133

Brilliant Blue

Colouring.

Carcinogenic?

E151

Brilliant Black BN

Colouring.

Asthma, rhinitis and urticaria and cysts.

E154

Brown FK

Colouring.

Asthma, rhinitis and urticaria and cysts.

E320

Bulated Hydroxyanisole

Antioxidant.

Carcinogenic and DNA disrupter?

E321

Bulated Hydroxytoluene

Antioxidant.

Often in low fat processed foods and jet fuel! Has an anti vitamin K effect may cause haemorrhaging.

E213

Calcium Benzoate

Preservative.

To be avoided by people with fever, rashes and asthma.

E282

Calcium Propionate

Preservative.

Hyperactivity trigger.

E407

Carrageenan

Thickener.

Carcinogenic?

E472c

Citric acid esters.

Emulsifier.

Carcinogenic?

E952

Cyclamic acid Na & Ca

Sweetener.

Can trigger skin disorders.

E450

Diphosphates

Leavening agent.

Excessive use may lead to osteoporosis.

E127

Erythosine

Colouring.

Thyroid tumours - (mainly in cocktail cherries).

E570

Ferrous gluconate

Colouring.

Must not be given to children below 24 months old - often in olives.

E142

Green

Colouring.

Ongoing research into acceptable intake levels.

E620

Glutamic acid

Flavour enhancer.

Concern that it can kill nerve ends - Alzheimer's etc.

E626

Guanylic acid

Flavour enhancer.

50 to 100 times more powerful than MSG which it is often teamed up with. Ongoing research.

E239

Hexametylene (Hexamine)

Preservative.

Made from formaldehyde and ammonia. Carcinogenic? asthma, headaches and rashes.

E1440

Hydroxy propyl starch.

Thickener.

Ongoing research.

E416

Karaya gum

Emulsifier.

Dermatitis, asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E966

Lacititol

Sweetener.

Laxative and may be mutagenic.

E472b

Lactic acid esters

Emulsifier.

Carcinogenic?

E180

Litholrubine

Colouring.

Asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E621

Monosodium Glutamate

Flavour enhancer.

In crisps, sauces, soups, stock cubes etc. "Excitotoxin" . Seizures, facial burning sensations, chest pains, bloating headaches, nausea and asthma.

E942

Nitrous oxide

Propellant.

Damage - DNA neurological, kidney / liver disorders, carcinogenic?

E131

Patent Blue

Colouring.

Carcinogenic?

E308

Phosphoric acid

Food additive

Excessive consumption - loss of bone calcium / calcification of soft tissue - especially the kidneys.

E124

Ponceau 4R

Colouring.

Hyperactivity, asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E508

Potassium chloride

Seasoning.

Circulatory and gastric problems.

E249

Potassium nitrite

Preservative.

Colour fixative. Lowers oxygen capacity of blood, along with other substances. Carcinogenic?

E216

Prpylp-hydroxybenzoate

Preservative.

Trigger for dermatitis.

E999

Quillaia extract saponin

Foaming agent.

Large doses can be toxic - coma.

E226

Calcium Sulphite

Preservative.

Avoid if suffering: bronchial, asthmatic, emphysema, cardiovascular or respiratory problems.

E161g

Canathaxanthin

Colouring.

Crystallisation may effect eyes and liver.

E290

Carbon dioxide.

Fizz and Preservative.

Long term use reduces fertility.

E407

Carrageenan

Thickener.

Carcinogenic?

E472c

Citric acid esters.

Emulsifier.

Carcinogenic?

E952

Cyclamic acid Na & Ca

Sweetener.

Can trigger skin disorders.

E450

Diphosphates

Leavening agent.

Excessive use may lead to osteoporosis.

E127

Erythosine

Colouring.

Thyroid tumours - (mainly in cocktail cherries).

E570

Ferrous gluconate

Colouring.

Must not be given to children below 24 months old - often in olives.

E142

Green

Colouring.

Ongoing research into acceptable intake levels.

E620

Glutamic acid

Flavour enhancer.

Concern that it can kill nerve ends - Alzheimer's etc.

E626

Guanylic acid

Flavour enhancer.

50 to 100 times more powerful than MSG which it is often teamed up with. Ongoing research.

E239

Hexametylene (Hexamine)

Preservative.

Made from formaldehyde and ammonia. Carcinogenic? asthma, headaches and rashes.

E1440

Hydroxy propyl starch.

Thickener.

Ongoing research.

E416

Karaya gum

Emulsifier.

Dermatitis, asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E966

Lacititol

Sweetener.

Laxative and may be mutagenic.

E472b

Lactic acid esters

Emulsifier.

Carcinogenic?

E180

Litholrubine

Colouring.

Asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E621

Monosodium Glutamate

Flavour enhancer.

In crisps, sauces, soups, stock cubes etc. "Excitotoxin" . Seizures, facial burning sensations, chest pains, bloating headaches, nausea and asthma.

E942

Nitrous oxide

Propellant.

Damage - DNA neurological, kidney / liver disorders, carcinogenic?

E131

Patent Blue

Colouring.

Carcinogenic?

E308

Phosphoric acid

Food additive

Excessive consumption - loss of bone calcium / calcification of soft tissue - especially the kidneys.

E124

Ponceau 4R

Colouring.

Hyperactivity, asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E508

Potassium chloride

Seasoning.

Circulatory and gastric problems.

E249

Potassium nitrite

Preservative.

Colour fixative. Lowers oxygen capacity of blood, along with other substances. Carcinogenic?

E216

Prpylp-hydroxybenzoate

Preservative.

Trigger for dermatitis.

E999

Quillaia extract saponin

Foaming agent.

Large doses can be toxic - coma.

E128

Red G2

Colouring.

Hyperactivity.

E954

Saccharin

Sweetener.

Long suspected as carcinogenic?

E512

Stannous chloride (Tin!)

Antioxidant.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches and fatigue.

E635

Sodium 5'ribonucleotide

Flavour enhancer.

Itchy skin rashes sometimes accompanied by life-threatening breathing difficulties.

E223

Sodium metabisulphite

Preservative.

Danger of severe asthmatic reaction.

E331

Sodium monosodium, di-sodium and tri-sodium citrates

Acidity controller.

Excessive consumption could trigger muscle spasms of depress the heart.

E491

Sodium mono-sterate

Emulsifier.

High doses may trigger liver and bile enlargement. and retardation of growth.

E251

Sodium Nitrate

Preservative.

Heightened cancer risk, in children may cause dizziness, headaches, difficult breathing.

E232

Sodium othopenhenal phenol

Preservative

 

E339

Sodium phosphates, mono-sodium, di-sodium, tri-sodium phosphates.

Emulsifier.

Alzheimer's and osteoporosis trigger.

E337

Sodium potassium tartrate

Emulsifier.

Water retention, liver & kidney damage and to be avoided by people with heart / blood pressure problems.

E285

Sodium tetra borate (Borax)

Preservative

Toxic.

E221

Sodium sulphite

Preservative.

Asthma trigger.

E363

Succinic acid

Flavour enhancer.

Large doses associated with stomach disorders.

E473

Sucrose esters.

Emulsifier.

Laxative, bloater and carcinogenic?

E110

Sunset Yellow FCF, Orange Yellow S

Colouring.

Hyperactivity, asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E220

Sulphur dioxide

Preservative.

Interferes with the absorption of many nutrients. Triggers: anaphylaxis, bronchorestriction / spasm, flushing, hypertension, damage to DNA, irritates: conjunctivitis, emphysema, bronchial asthma and cardiovascular conditions.

E102

Tartrazine

Colouring.

Hyperactivity, asthma, rhinitis and urticaria.

E553b

Talc.

Anticaking.

Respiratory distress.

E171

Titanium dioxide

Colouring.

Carcinogenic?

E153

Vegetable carbon

Colouring.

Carcinogenic