Preservative


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preservative

[pri′zər·vəd·iv]
(materials)
A chemical added to foodstuffs to prevent oxidation, fermentation, or other deterioration, usually by inhibiting the growth of bacteria.

Preservative

A substance that inhibits decay, infection, or attack by fungi and insects in timber.

preservative

1. A product, such as creosote, used to make wood waterproof or immune against attack by insects, etc.
2. A protective coating on a metal surface.
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Test panels are coated with paints that contain different levels of Troy preservatives, as well as competitor preservatives.
Cosmetic preservatives market projected to reach USD 348.
The list of preservatives used in foods is lengthy, but a small group is used most often.
I appreciate the current concern for preservative-free food, but ultimately, If we want a nutritious, abundant, affordable, and safe food supply, it's hard to achieve that without preservatives," says Roger Clemens, DPH.
Ethoxyquin is a chemical preservative that helps to prevent the destruction of some vitamins and related compounds in animal food and to prevent peroxides from forming in pet foods.
These posts were cut to 650 mm in length and used as specimens for preservative treatment with CA-B.
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A case of life-threatening infections clue to preservative absence in a topical cream and audit demonstrating magnitude of the problem.
In the eight samples labeled as containing sodium benzoate as a preservative, concentrations of the latter ranged between 0.
He added that any recent decisions by retailers like Tesco and Sainsbury's and other companies to remove preservatives from soft drinks was down to consumer demand, not safety concerns.
A new study published by McGill University researchers in the July 2006 issue of the journal Pediatrics found that autism rates rose from 52 per 10,000 to 70 per 10,000 in Quebec a decade after the preservative thimerosal was removed from the vaccines.