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SODIUM BICARBONATE

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Concern
 
Environment
 
No Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Safer ingredient; Low concern for general systemic/organ effects; general ecotoxicity; damage to DNA
SODIUM BICARBONATE can be found in 113 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
benign, environment
 
low
 
Environmental Working Group. 2012. Established innocuous properties.
benign, health
 
low
 
Environmental Working Group. 2012. Established innocuous properties.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that sodium bicarbonate does not cause cancer.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Bicarbonate CAS No. 144-55-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15 October 22-25, 2002.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that sodium bicarbonate causes acute aquatic toxicity only at concentrations above 1,000 ppm.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Bicarbonate CAS No. 144-55-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15 October 22-25, 2002.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that sodium bicarbonate does not cause congenital defects.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Bicarbonate CAS No. 144-55-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15 October 22-25, 2002.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that sodium bicarbonate does not cause mutations or DNA damage.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Bicarbonate CAS No. 144-55-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15 October 22-25, 2002.
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)
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
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that sodium bicarbonate produces minimal, reversible respiratory symptoms.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Bicarbonate CAS No. 144-55-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15 October 22-25, 2002.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that the skin irritation potential for sodium bicarbonate is low.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2002. Sodium Bicarbonate CAS No. 144-55-8. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 15 October 22-25, 2002.
 
 
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