A colour fixing and curing agent for meat. Nitrites can effect
the body's ability to carry oxygen, resulting in shortness of
breath, dizziness and headaches, nausea and vomiting.
It is a potential carcinogen, and is prohibited in foods for
infants and young children. Below are the safety precautions
required when handling this substance.
Causes irritation. Harmful if swallowed. Strong oxidizer. Contact
with other materials may cause fire. Keep from contact with
clothing and other combustible materials. Do not store near
combustible materials. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, clothing.
Keep in a tightly closed container. Wash thoroughly after handling.
In case of fire, soak with water. In case of spill, sweep up
and remove. Flush spill area with water. Contact with skin or
eyes may cause irritation. Ingestion may cause nausea, vomiting
and loss of consciousness.
Not recommended for consumption by children.