Coal (E152)

Charcoal belongs to the category of food additives that are produced synthetically. In the classification at the legislative level, it passes under the abbreviation E152. The dye is a brown or black substance. Moreover, it is equally common both in the form of granules and powder. Its main advantages are the ability to withstand the negative effects of light and elevated temperatures.

Hazardous ingredient

In many countries, E152 is a prohibited element in food formulations. We are talking about Australia, America, Japan and the Russian Federation. And this is despite the fact that the dye does not significantly affect the taste characteristics of the final product and the process of its digestion.

Coal is synthesized from products of the oil refining industry, which adds skepticism among scientific researchers. But besides the fact that coal is found in the compositions of certain food products, its mention can also be found on the packaging of various cosmetics. First of all, these are dyes for hair, eyelashes and eyebrows

But most of the inhabitants are still more interested in the degree of harm when the additive is ingested orally. You can find it in semi-finished products, confectionery, low-grade cheeses.

Some experts warn that even in small quantities, the dye has large reserves of carcinogenicity. This provokes the development of malignant neoplasms. This could well serve as a reason for adding such a dubious additive to food.

But even without this, E152 managed to be noted from a negative point of view due to its high allergenicity. People who are prone to manifestations of allergic effects should generally avoid such a dye, even in minimal quantities.

Otherwise, ignoring such a recommendation can result in urticaria, Quincke's edema and even anaphylactic shock. People who have asthma attacks should also be careful. It is also necessary to bypass it for those who suffer from hypersensitivity to salicylates. [nine].