Trisodium phosphate, otherwise known as trisodium orthophosphate, sodium phosphate, or TSP, is well known by construction workers, DIYers, and developers, but not to most parents shopping for their morning meal. It is an inorganic phosphate which can be detrimental to our health. It is often used in place of mineral spirits to remove paint!
Just some of the minor problems with eating TSP include:
- The reduction of bone density due to mineral leechingPesticideinfo.org says that this substance should be avoided at all cost. Just as Subway removed a harmful additive to their breads recently due to a blogger's pressure and subsequent petition, signed by thousands, this substance needs to be removed from all food, or indigestible items - especially cereals or baby toothpaste that children consume.
- Calcification of the kidneys
- Serious irritation of gastric mucosa
- Abdominal burning