1. Education
Send to a Friend via Email

Discuss in my forum

Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.

Is Alum Toxic?

By August 26, 2013

Follow me on:

Alum CrystalAlum is a common household chemical. You'll find it in baking powder, deodorants, maraschino cherries, styptic pencils, aftershave and some pickles. It is also used as an emetic (to cause vomiting). While alum is approved for use in food and cosmetics by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, that doesn't mean it's safe to ingest by itself or that chronic exposure is non-toxic. There is risk associated with the alum and also the aluminum in the compound... Learn more


No comments yet. Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>
Top Related Searches
  • alum
  • lunes agosto
  • gp
  • ©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.