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FATTY ACIDS

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
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Low Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Low Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: May contain ingredients with low concern for general systemic/organ effects; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; skin irritation/allergies/damage
This unspecific ingredient, Fatty acids, can be found in 23 products.
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
FATTY ACIDS(C8-18)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that soaps and fatty acids are not reproductive or developmental toxicants.
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2008. Soap Salts. Revised Human Health Assessment Scoping Document in Support of Registration Review.
FATTY ACIDS(C8-18)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that soaps and fatty acids have low acute oral toxicity.
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2008. Soap Salts. Revised Human Health Assessment Scoping Document in Support of Registration Review.
FATTY ACIDS(C8-18)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that soaps and fatty acids have low acute dermal toxicity.
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2008. Soap Salts. Revised Human Health Assessment Scoping Document in Support of Registration Review.
FATTY ACIDS(C8-18)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that soaps and fatty acids have low acute inhalation toxicity.
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2008. Soap Salts. Revised Human Health Assessment Scoping Document in Support of Registration Review.
FATTY ACIDS(C8-18)
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)
FATTY ACIDS(C8-18)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that soaps and fatty acids do not cause dermal sensitization.
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2008. Soap Salts. Revised Human Health Assessment Scoping Document in Support of Registration Review.
 
 
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