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SODIUM PERBORATE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs); Other LOW concerns: Occupational hazards

About SODIUM PERBORATE: Sodium Perborate is an inorganic salt. In the United States, Sodium Perborate may be used as an active ingredient in OTC drug products. When used as an active drug ingredient, the established name for ... read more

Function(s): Oral Health Care Drug; Oxidizing Agent; ORAL CARE; OXIDISING

Synonym(s): PERBORIC ACID, SODIUM SALT; SODIUM PEROXOBORATE; SODIUM SALT PERBORIC ACID

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmetics (only for product not intended as hair dye/bleach)Japan's Standards for Cosmetics
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmetics (only for products for use on the lips)Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - CosIng

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

Concern Reference
Classified as lung irritant (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))European Union - Classification & Labelling

Ecotoxicology

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

Data gaps

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Miscellaneous

Concern Reference
Occupational hazards related to handlingEuropean Union - Classification & Labelling

Data Sources

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/ .
Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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