sodium benzoate

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Synonyms for sodium benzoate

a white crystalline salt used as a food preservative and antiseptic

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Scotland's famous soft drink also contains preservative sodium benzoate, E211.
The University of Southampton study of six colourings - E102 (tartrazine); E104 (quinoline yellow); E110 (sunset yellow); E122 (carmoisine); E124 (ponceau 4R) and E129 (allura red) - together with the preservative E211 (sodium benzoate) - was the largest of its kind and found that children given a cocktail of additives behaved impulsively and lost concentration.
But a small carton of fruit juice or mineral water would be better than soft drinks containing E211.
Study questions safety of beverage preservative: Health concerns have re-emerged about the safety of the preservative sodium benzoate, also known as E211, after a new study claims to have found links between the substance and ageing processes and degenerative diseases.
The call by Lib Dem Norman Baker came after an academic raised fears over E211, known as sodium benzoate.