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In what kinds of products can you find citric acid?

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Besides sour-tasting citrus fruits, you can also find citric acid in:

  • Packaged foods and drinks
  • Wine
  • Medicines
  • Personal care products
  • Household cleaners
  • Disinfectants
  • Environmental cleanup products

From: What Is Citric Acid? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Royal Society of Chemistry: "Citric Acid."

ChemistrySafetyFacts.org/American Chemistry Council: "Citric Acid." CosmeticsInfo.org: "Citric Acid."

Toxicology Reports: "Potential role of the common food additive manufactured citric acid in eliciting significant inflammatory reactions contributing to serious disease states: A series of four case reports."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Citric Acid and Citrus Allergy."

Cleveland Clinic: "Citric Acid; Potassium Citrate Oral Solution."

Eatright.org: "What are Food Additives?"

Chemistry Central Journal: "Citric acid: emerging applications of key biotechnology industrial product."

Cosmetic Ingredient Review: "Final Report: On the Safety Assessment of Citric Acid, Inorganic Citrate Salts, and Alkyl Citrate Esters as Used in Cosmetics."

American Dental Association: "Erosion: What You Eat and Drink Can Impact Teeth."

National Kidney Foundation: "Metabolic Acidosis."

European Union: "Citric Acid: Evaluation of Active Substances/Assessment Report."

Mayo Clinic: "Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: What's the Difference?"

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 26, 2019

SOURCES:

The Royal Society of Chemistry: "Citric Acid."

ChemistrySafetyFacts.org/American Chemistry Council: "Citric Acid." CosmeticsInfo.org: "Citric Acid."

Toxicology Reports: "Potential role of the common food additive manufactured citric acid in eliciting significant inflammatory reactions contributing to serious disease states: A series of four case reports."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Citric Acid and Citrus Allergy."

Cleveland Clinic: "Citric Acid; Potassium Citrate Oral Solution."

Eatright.org: "What are Food Additives?"

Chemistry Central Journal: "Citric acid: emerging applications of key biotechnology industrial product."

Cosmetic Ingredient Review: "Final Report: On the Safety Assessment of Citric Acid, Inorganic Citrate Salts, and Alkyl Citrate Esters as Used in Cosmetics."

American Dental Association: "Erosion: What You Eat and Drink Can Impact Teeth."

National Kidney Foundation: "Metabolic Acidosis."

European Union: "Citric Acid: Evaluation of Active Substances/Assessment Report."

Mayo Clinic: "Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: What's the Difference?"

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on August 26, 2019

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