'New generation', heat-stable sweetener that has not been suspected to cause cancer nor be genotoxic. Allelic variation of the Tas1r3 gene affects behavioral taste responses to this molecule, suggesting that it is a T1R3 receptor ligand.
References of 6-Methyl-1,2,3-oxathiazin-4(3H)-one 2,2-dioxide potassium salt cas 55589-62-3
Risk Statements: 36/37/38?
R36/37/38: Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin
Safety Statements 26-36/37/39?
S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
S36/37/39: Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection
WGK Germany: 1
As?with aspartame,sucralose,saccharin, and other sweeteners that are sweeter than common sugars, there is concern over the safety of acesulfame potassium. Although studies of these sweeteners show varying and controversial degrees of dietary safety,USFDA (the United States Food and Drug Administration) has approved these for use as general-purpose sweetening agents. Critics of the use of acesulfame potassium say the chemical has not been studied adequately and may be carcinogenic, although these claims have been dismissed by the USFDA and by equivalent authorities in the European Union.
Based largely on animal studies,Several potential problems associated with the use of acesulfame have been raised:
1. been shown to stimulate insulin secretion in rats in a dose dependent fashion thereby possibly aggravating reactive hypoglycemia ("low blood sugar attacks").
2.?no increased incidence of tumors in response to administration of acesulfame K.