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SODIUM SACCHARIN


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

About SODIUM SACCHARIN: Saccharin is an aritifical sweetener benzoic sulfimide.

Function(s): Flavoring Agent; Fragrance Ingredient; MASKING; ORAL CARE

Synoym(s): 1,1-DIOXIDE-1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3 (2H) -ONE, SODIUM SALT, DIHYDRATE; 1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3 (2H) -ONE, 1,1-DIOXIDE, SODIUM SALT, DIHYDRATE; 1,2BENZISOTHIAZOL3 (2H) ONE, 1,1DIOXIDE, SODIUM SALT; CRYSTALLOSE; DIHYDRATE 1,1-DIOXIDE-1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3 (2H) -ONE, SODIUM SALT; DIHYDRATE 1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3 (2H) -ONE, 1,1-DIOXIDE, SODIUM SALT; O-BENZOYLSULFIMIDE SODIUM SALT; SACCHARIN SODIUM; SACCHARINE, SODIUM SALT; SODIUM SALT DIHYDRATE 1,1-DIOXIDE-1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3 (2H) -ONE; SODIUM SALT DIHYDRATE 1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3 (2H) -ONE, 1,1-DIOXIDE

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Cancer

Concern Reference
Cancer - not classifiable/not likely to be human carcinogenInt'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens

Data gaps

Concern Reference
929 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1999. Toxics Release Inventory Program. PBT Chemical Rule.
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).
IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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