Peg (Unregistered Guest)
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 5:47 pm: || |
To the author of this page:
I was wondering if you were with an organization because Im writing a reseach paper and my professor would like to know if you were with any organization.
Thank you very much
Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
Post Number: 799
|Posted on Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:17 pm: || |
I am the president and CEO of Kinetic MicroScience.
The book that this web site accompanies is "Gonzo Gizmos",
published by Chicago Review Press. The web site also contains
material from the sequel, due in August of 2006, called
"Return of Gonzo Gizmos".
Marcia Waldmiller (Mlwjrw11)
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 10:15 am: || |
Can you tell me if Potassium Sorbate is linked to too much potassium in the body?
Theresa Simmons (Theresa)
Post Number: 28
|Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 10:37 am: || |
Potassium is an essential nutrient.
The recommended daily allowance is 3.5 grams.
The LD50 (point where half the rats died) for potassium sorbate
is 3.8 grams per kilogram, so a 68 kilogram person (150 pounds) would
need 258 grams to get to that level. That's half a pound of the stuff.
It seems unlikely that a person could get more than a few milligrams by
eating 2,000 calories worth of potassium sorbate containing foods in a day.
The LDLO (lowest published lethal concentration) for potassium chloride
(salt substitute) in humans is 20 milligrams per kilogram, or 1.36 grams
for that 150 pound person. (The LD50 in rats is 2430 milligrams per
kilogram, or 165 grams for the 150 pound person).
So the question becomes, "what do you mean by 'too much potassium in the body'?"
What symptoms are you worried about?
If you have too much potassium in your body, look for more common places
where an overdose may have occurred than the tiny amounts of preservatives
in your food. Or look for some disease that is causing you to process
Post Number: 26
|Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 1:59 pm: || |
hey this thread started in the year 2005 !!!
Kasper Emil Feld (Magnetfeld)
Post Number: 74
|Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 2:58 pm: || |
Yes, but the question was new, and although completely different from the original question fits nicely with the very broad topic title.