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What happens if you eat too much sodium nitrite?
Last Updated: 16th April, 2020
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Also question is, how dangerous is sodium nitrite?
The preservative sodium nitrite fights harmful bacteria in ham, salami and other processed and cured meats and also lends them their pink coloration. However, under certain conditions in the human body, nitrite can damage cells and also morph into molecules that cause cancer.
Secondly, how do you dispose of sodium nitrite? Collect powdered material in the most convenient and safe manner and place into sealed containers for disposal. DO NOT wash into sewer. For water spills add Soda Ash and Calcium Hypochlorite to adjust pH to 7. Sodium Nitrite is toxic to aquatic life.
Secondly, what does sodium nitrate turn into when it's digested?
When sodium nitrate is used as a curing agent, it is converted to sodium nitrite. Interestingly, the human digestive process converts sodium nitrate consumed through fruits, vegetables, and grains into sodium nitrite.
Is sodium nitrite natural?
Nitrates and nitrites, such as potassium nitrate and sodium nitrite, are naturally occurring chemical compounds which contain nitrogen and oxygen. In nitrates the nitrogen is bonded with three oxygen atoms, while in nitrites the nitrogen is bonded with two oxygen atoms.