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SODIUM METABISULFITE

 
This substance ranges from C to D depending on concentration/usage.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of general systemic/organ effects; respiratory effects; damage to vision
SODIUM METABISULFITE can be found in 3 products.
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Health Canada reports that sulfites may cause an anaphylactic reaction in people.
Only in: Food
 
high
 
Health Canada. 2005. Sulphites - One of the nine most common food products causing severe adverse reactions.
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance is genotoxic.
Only in: Food
 
high
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance can cause gastrointestinal hyperplasia in animals.
Only in: Food
 
moderate
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
Harmful if swallowed
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
moderate
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Asthmagen
 
some
 
AOEC Asthmagen list - AOEC
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance causes skin allergies.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
upper respiratory tract irritation
 
some
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
Causes serious eye damage
Only in: Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Oven Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance can cause respiratory symptoms and hyper-reactivity in people.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
Causes respiratory irritation
 
some
 
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Health Canada reports that sulfites may cause allergy-like respiratory symptoms and hyperactivity in people.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Health Canada. 2005. Sulphites - One of the nine most common food products causing severe adverse reactions.
Causes skin irritation
 
some
 
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance can cause gastrointestinal inflammation in animals.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance can cause gastrointestinal irritation in people.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
not classifiable as a human carcinogen
 
low
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
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)
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance does not cause cancer.
Only in: Food
 
low
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
 
 
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EWG provides information on cleaning product ingredients from published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors that determine actual health risks, if any. (Hide)
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