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Had Your Trisodium Phosphate Yet Today?

Jul 31, 2009
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TSP, or trisodium phosphate, is a food additive you may not have noticed yet. I recently heard it was in the popular breakfast cereal Cheerios. Cheerios are marketed as a health food, and are also one of the most popular snacks for older babies and toddlers.

TSP is not only a common food additive, but is also used as a cleaning agent, stain remover, and degreaser. Sound like something you want to wash down with your morning breakfast? Start reading labels if you are consuming any boxed or processed foods to be sure you aren't consuming TSP. I found this bit of information on it: "Although it is the active ingredient in at least one toilet bowl cleaning tablet, TSP is generally not good for cleaning bathrooms because it can corrode metal and can damage grout." Wow! I certainly won't be feeding my toddler any TSP-laden snacks. 

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