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Disodium EDTA raises a low level of health concern because:

  • This ingredient is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity, according to sources compiled by Scorecard (www.scorecard.org)

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EDTA is a widely used initialism for the organic compound ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (for other names, see Table). The conjugate base is named ethylenediaminetetraacetate. EDTA is a polyamino carboxylic acid and a colourless, water-soluble solid. It is widely used to dissolve scale. Its usefulness arises because of its role as a chelating agent, i.e. its ability to "sequester" metal ions such as Ca2+ and Fe3+. After being bound by EDTA, metal ions remain in solution but exhibit diminished reactivity. EDTA is produced as several salts, notably disodium EDTA and calcium disodium EDTA....

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