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Polyoxyethylene Sorbitan Monostearate

Polyoxyethylene Sorbitan Monostearate
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Overall Polyoxyethylene Sorbitan Monostearate is of lower concern in food.

The overall ingredient concern is determined by using a weight of evidence evaluation of the known safety or hazards. In calculating an overall ingredient score multiple findings of low concern may lead to an overall moderate concern rating, or multiple moderate concerns may lead to a high concern rating. For more details read EWG's ingredient concern methodology.

Specific concerns for Polyoxyethylene Sorbitan Monostearate

Concern
 
Level of Concern in Food
 
Source
A peer-reviewed article reports this substance affects reproduction and lactation in high dose animal studies.
 
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B. L. OSER & M. OSER. 1956. Nutritional studies on rats of diets containing high levels of partial ester emulsifiers. II. Reproduction and lactation. The Journal of nutrition 60(4), 489-505.

Concerns from impurities

Concern
 
Level of Concern in Food
 
Source
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
Known to cause reproductive toxicity (to females)
 
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Prop 65 - CA Proposition 65
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
Known To Be Human Carcinogen
 
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NTP 12th RoC - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
Known to cause cancer
 
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Prop 65 - CA Proposition 65
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
May cause cancer
 
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GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
May cause genetic defects
 
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GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
Known to cause reproductive toxicity
 
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Prop 65 - CA Proposition 65
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
Known to cause reproductive toxicity (to males)
 
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Prop 65 - CA Proposition 65
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
Carcinogenic to humans
 
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IARC 103 - IARC
Impurity: 1,4-DIOXANE
Known to cause cancer
 
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Prop 65 - CA Proposition 65
Impurity: 1,4-DIOXANE
Suspected of causing cancer
 
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GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Impurity: 1,4-DIOXANE
Reasonably Anticipated To Be Human Carcinogen
 
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NTP 12th RoC - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
Causes leukemia
 
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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
Causes reproductive effects
 
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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Impurity: 1,4-DIOXANE
Causes cancer
 
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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Impurity: ETHYLENE OXIDE
Causes peritoneal cancer
 
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NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Impurity: 1,4-DIOXANE
Possibly carcinogenic to humans
 
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IARC 103 - IARC
 

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