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POTASSIUM STEARATE

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Low Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Low Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
Low Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for general systemic/organ effects; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; biodegradation
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Evidence

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Level of Concern
 
Source
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.
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.
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.
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.
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is anaerobically degradable.
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
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.
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
Detergents Ingredients Database - EU Ecolabel
 
 
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