In real life, there are many illegal traders who use hydrogen peroxide to process food for their own illegal interests. Hydrogen peroxide manufacturers are mainly used for sterilization and external medical purposes, such as wound disinfection. The best ratio for testing blood: 6% hydrogen peroxide plus 0.005% methylene blue. Industrial hydrogen peroxide is another hydrogen oxide besides water. The viscosity is slightly higher than that of water, and the chemical properties are unstable. Generally, it is stored in the form of a 30% or 60% aqueous solution, and its aqueous solution is commonly known as hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide has strong oxidizing properties and is weakly acidic. Wuxi hydrogen peroxide with higher concentration (more than 10%) is used in textile, leather, paper, and wood manufacturing industries as bleaching and deodorizing agents. Hydrogen peroxide is also one of the components of hair dyes, and is also used as a material for synthesizing organic raw materials (catechol), medicine, metal surface treatment agent, polymerization initiator, etc. Can also be used as rocket propellant. This is not only an illegal and criminal act, but will also cause great harm to the physical and mental health of our Chinese consumers. So what are the hazards of hydrogen peroxide processed food?
Hydrogen peroxide, also known as hydrogen peroxide (H202), is often added to beans and their products (such as dried silk, dried bean curd, noodle sausages), noodle products (such as oil noodles), fish balls and brine chicken by some illegal business food market vendors , as a sterilization, bleaching purposes. According to my country’s food safety and hygiene service standards, food companies are not allowed to detect hydrogen peroxide residues. Since the boiling point temperature of hydrogen peroxide is as high as 152°C, if the food is heated and boiled, the residual hydrogen peroxide in the food can only be partially eliminated by the students.
If there is 3% hydrogen peroxide residue in the food, ingestion may not cause Chinese acute gastroenteritis, and there will be nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, diarrhea and other uncomfortable symptoms. Although no company in my country has found that hydrogen peroxide is carcinogenic to the human body, animals can also induce gastrointestinal cancer through long-term development and consumption of low-concentration hydrogen peroxide. People who consume low-concentration hydrogen peroxide for a long time may have different damage to cells and chromosomes. If we directly ingest industrial hydrogen peroxide (concentration 10%), it will cause gastrointestinal burning, corrosion, perforation, massive bleeding, generation of air bubbles, vascular embolism, and even death of students in severe cases.
Hydrogen peroxide kills microorganisms mainly through its strong oxidizing effect, so it does not develop resistance and is equally effective against bacteria, fungi and viruses. The most common concentration of hydrogen peroxide is 3%, which can easily kill pathogenic microorganisms such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and hepatitis C virus. Even the most vigorous bacterial spores can be killed with a 10% to 30% hydrogen peroxide solution.
In medical treatment, hydrogen peroxide is mainly used for surface disinfection of medical devices, and can also be used for oral disinfection or wound cleaning. Because of its colorless, odorless, and almost no residue after sterilization, it has many applications in the food industry, such as dairy products, juice, beer, drinking water packaging, disinfection of containers and production lines, as well as aquatic products, meat, fruits and vegetables, etc. Disinfection of food surfaces. It can also be used for cow head rinsing, smear disinfection, and low-concentration hydrogen peroxide spray to disinfect factory air and floors.
Oxidative destruction of natural pigments by hydrogen peroxide and therefore cannot be bleached by hydrogen peroxide for bleaching paper, textiles and food, more than half of the current world pulp and paper. In China, hair care products such as squid, tendons, tripe, etc., pistachios, yuba using hydrogen peroxide, chicken feet with pickled peppers, pig trotters and other foods are also used.