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SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Occupational hazards; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE: Sodium dehydroacetate is an antimicrobial ingredient used as preservative.

Function(s): Preservative

Synoym(s): 2H-PYRAN-2,4 (3H) -DIONE, 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-, ION (1-) , SODIUM; 2HPYRAN2,4 (3H) DIONE, 3ACETYL6METHYL, ION (1) , SODIUM; 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4 (3H) -DIONE, ION (1-) , SODIUM; 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4 (3H) -DIONE, ION (1-) , SODIUM SALT; ION (1-) SODIUM 2H-PYRAN-2,4 (3H) -DIONE, 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-; ION (1-) SODIUM SALT 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4 (3H) -DIONE; SODIUM 1- (3,4-DIHYDRO-6-METHYL-2,4-DIOXO-2H-PYRAN-3-YLIDENE) ETHANOLATE; SODIUM 2H-PYRAN-2,4 (3H) -DIONE, 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-, ION (1-) ; SODIUM SALT 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4 (3H) -DIONE, ION (1-) ; 3- (1-HYDROXYETHYLIDENE) -6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4 (3H) -DIONE, SODIUM SALT; 4-HEXENOIC ACID, 2-ACETYL-5-HYDROXY-3-OXO, DELTA-LACTONE, SODIUM DERIV.

Occupational hazards

Concern Reference
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low dosesEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as toxic or harmful (only for products for use around the mouth; products for use on the lips)European Union - Classification & Labelling
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
251 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
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.
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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