Talk:Sodium triphosphate

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Title-lede inconsistency[edit]

Is there a chemistry-related reason why the initial reference in the lede doesn't match the article title? I propose changing the current:
Sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP, sometimes STP or sodium triphosphate ...
to the less incongruous:
Sodium triphosphate (STP, sometimes STPP or sodium tripolyphosphate...
Any objections? --lizardo_tx (talk) 04:42, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

I've made this edit. --lizardo_tx (talk) 14:12, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Environmental effects[edit]

The section on "Environmental effects", as well as being poorly written, seems disingenuous. It spends a lot of words on the (uncited) claim that STPP isn't poisonous, but that's not really the issue of concern with this substance. The issue is that it's an inorganic phosphate, and (like other inorganic phosphates) it's a nutrient (not a poison) to organisms like plankton. Think "phosphate fertilizer." Phosphates contribute to blooms that deplete other nutrients and mess up the food chain, as in the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. Anyone care to write some more-balanced text on the environmental issues surrounding STPP? 02:44, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

I found some info from the Danish EPA and put it in. So we now have some balanced, sourced environmental info. Fanra (talk) 01:10, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

The article states that "As STPP is an inorganic substance, biodegradation studies are not applicable." This is incorrect, as biological organisms are capable of 'degrading' (i.e. using) many inorganic substances. As mentioned by above, STPP may even be a food source. -- (talk) 03:29, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

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Info about the chemical used for baked beans....[edit]

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Why not natural preservatives...???[edit]

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More info about the chemical from Google scholar....[edit]

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Wrong target for the link to HERA[edit]

Presently the HERA link lands at Hadron-Electron Ring Accelerator which is very misleading. The right target should be House and Environmental Risk Assessment on Ingredients of Household Cleaning Products, an article which does not yet exist in en.WP. I suggest such an article to be created. See Guidance Document Methodology for an introduction: [1] (talk) 04:34, 14 December 2013 (UTC)