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SORBITOL

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Data, Some 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
SORBITOL can be found in 10 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review indicates sorbitan esters have low acute oral toxicity.
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2010. Screening-Level Hazard Characterization: Sorbitan Esters Category. Hazard Characterization Document.
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review indicates sorbitan esters do not cause reproductive or developmental toxicity unless chronic oral exposure exceeds 5,000 mg/kg body weight per day.
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2010. Screening-Level Hazard Characterization: Sorbitan Esters Category. Hazard Characterization Document.
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review indicates sorbitan esters are readily biodegradable.
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 2010. Screening-Level Hazard Characterization: Sorbitan Esters Category. Hazard Characterization Document.
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 Mayo Clinic reports this substance can cause adverse gastrointestinal effects.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
The Mayo Clinic. 2012. Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes.
 
 
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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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