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CARBONATE SALTS

Products with this unspecific ingredient may be composed of any the specific substances listed below. The evidence shown is based on the most concerning group member.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Moderate Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Low Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
Low Concern
 
Top scoring factors: May contain ingredients with low concern for general systemic/organ effects; general ecotoxicity; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
This unspecific ingredient, Carbonate Salts, can be found in products.
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Carbonate Salts
Component: EWG BENIGN CLEANERS SUBSTANCES AT LOW CONCENTRATIONS
benign, health
 
low
 
Environmental Working Group. 2012. Established innocuous properties.
Carbonate Salts
Component: EWG BENIGN CLEANERS SUBSTANCES AT LOW CONCENTRATIONS
benign, environment
 
low
 
Environmental Working Group. 2012. Established innocuous properties.
Carbonate Salts
Component: EWG BENIGN CLEANERS SUBSTANCES
benign, health
 
low
 
Environmental Working Group. 2012. Established innocuous properties.
Carbonate Salts
Component: EWG BENIGN CLEANERS SUBSTANCES
benign, environment
 
low
 
Environmental Working Group. 2012. Established innocuous properties.
Carbonate Salts
Component: SODIUM CARBONATE
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that sodium carbonate does not cause DNA damage.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Carbonate CAS No. 497-19-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15.
Carbonate Salts
Component: SODIUM CARBONATE
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that sodium carbonate does not cause reproductive or developmental toxicity.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Carbonate CAS No. 497-19-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15.
Carbonate Salts
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
Carbonate Salts
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
Carbonate Salts
Component: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
This substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
FDA - Priority based Assessment of Food Additive (PAFA) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Carbonate Salts
Component: SODIUM CARBONATE
This substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
FDA - Priority based Assessment of Food Additive (PAFA) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Carbonate Salts
Component: CARBONATE SALTS
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
Carbonate Salts
Component: SODIUM CARBONATE
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that the acute oral LD50 for sodium bicarbonate is 2,800 mg/kg bodyweight.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Carbonate CAS No. 497-19-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15.
Carbonate Salts
Component: SODIUM CARBONATE
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that the acute dermal LD50 for sodium bicarbonate is greater than 2,000 mg/kg bodyweight.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Carbonate CAS No. 497-19-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15.
Carbonate Salts
Component: SODIUM CARBONATE
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that sodium carbonate has no or low skin irritation potential.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Carbonate CAS No. 497-19-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15.
Carbonate Salts
Component: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans
 
low
 
IARC 103 - IARC
Carbonate Salts
Component: SODIUM CARBONATE
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that the alkaline nature of sodium carbonate means it may irritate the respiratory tract.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Carbonate CAS No. 497-19-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15.
Carbonate Salts
Component: SODIUM CARBONATE
serious eye irritation
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Carbonate Salts
Component: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Causes skin irritation
 
some
 
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Carbonate Salts
Component: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Causes respiratory irritation
 
some
 
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Carbonate Salts
Component: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
ATSDR states that inhalation of household strength hydrogen peroxide (3%) can cause respiratory irritation. Inhalation of vapors from concentrated (over 10%) hydrogen peroxide can cause pulmonary irritation.
 
some
 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 2002. Hydrogen Peroxide CAS #7722-84-1. Division of Toxicology ToxFAQs.
 
 
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