Propylene Glycol Alginate (E405)
- What It’s Used In: Emulsifier, Stabilizer, Thickener
- Problems Caused: Nausea, Vertigo, Seizures
Related to ethylene glycol, Propylene Glycol Alginate works in a similar way. Often used as a thickener, it is also used as an emulsifier and stabilizer all used in food. The food additive can be helpful, but it still causes problems. Most of the issues related to it are neurological. Mild issues like nausea, vertigo, and random sensations can happen with very little exposure to it. But long-term exposure can cause more severe neurological problems, such as seizures. Thus making this one of the more dangerous ingredients used in products today.