Dipotassium sulfite; Sulfurous acid, dipotassium salt; Sulfurous acid, potassium salt; [ChemIDplus]
Dihydrate: White solid; Slowly oxidized by air to sulfate; [Merck Index] White powder; [MSDSonline]
Used in photography, food and cosmetics (preservative and antioxidant), and drugs (cathartic and diuretic); [HSDB]
An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "SULFITES."
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
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