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SODIUM NITRATE

 
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 ecotoxicity; general systemic/organ effects
SODIUM NITRATE can be found in 3 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
benign, health
 
low
 
Environmental Working Group. 2012. Established innocuous properties.
benign, environment
 
low
 
Environmental Working Group. 2012. Established innocuous properties.
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports that this substance causes lung inflammation in animals.
Only in: Food
 
moderate
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 2003. Safety evaluation of certain food additives. WHO Food Additives Series, No. 50, 2003, nos 1053-1071 on INCHEM.
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports this substance shows limited evidence of carcinogenicity.
Only in: Food
 
moderate
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 2003. Safety evaluation of certain food additives. WHO Food Additives Series, No. 50, 2003, nos 1053-1071 on INCHEM.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer reports this substance is probably carcinogenic to humans when ingested.
Only in: Food
 
high
 
2010. IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans. Ingested nitrate and nitrite, and cyanobacterial peptide toxins. IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans / World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer 94, v-vii, 1-412.
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports that this substance causes cardiac damage in animals.
Only in: Food
 
high
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 2003. Safety evaluation of certain food additives. WHO Food Additives Series, No. 50, 2003, nos 1053-1071 on INCHEM.
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports that this substance causes adrenal gland effects in animals.
Only in: Food
 
high
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 2003. Safety evaluation of certain food additives. WHO Food Additives Series, No. 50, 2003, nos 1053-1071 on INCHEM.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer reports this substance causes thyroid effects.
Only in: Food
 
high
 
2010. IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans. Ingested nitrate and nitrite, and cyanobacterial peptide toxins. IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans / World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer 94, v-vii, 1-412.
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports that this substance decreases growth in animals at high doses.
Only in: Food
 
high
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 2003. Safety evaluation of certain food additives. WHO Food Additives Series, No. 50, 2003, nos 1053-1071 on INCHEM.
 
 
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