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OXYGEN BLEACH

Products with this unspecific ingredient may be composed of any the specific substances listed below. The evidence shown is based on the most concerning group member.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Moderate Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Moderate Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
High Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Safer ingredient; Evidence of developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; respiratory effects; skin irritation/allergies/damage
This unspecific ingredient, Oxygen bleach, can be found in 30 products.
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Oxygen bleach
Component: SODIUM BORATE
May damage fertility.
 
high
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Oxygen bleach
Component: SODIUM BORATE
May damage the unborn child.
 
high
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Oxygen bleach
Component: SODIUM BORATE
Clear evidence of endocrine disruption in at least one animal study
 
high
 
EU Endocrine: EU Endocrine Disrupters
Oxygen bleach
Component: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
ATSDR states that inhalation of household strength hydrogen peroxide (3%) can cause respiratory irritation. Inhalation of vapors from concentrated (over 10%) hydrogen peroxide can cause pulmonary irritation.
 
some
 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 2002. Hydrogen Peroxide CAS #7722-84-1. Division of Toxicology ToxFAQs.
Oxygen bleach
Component: SODIUM BORATE
Causes dermatitis, skin allergy
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Oxygen bleach
Component: SODIUM BORATE
Causes respiratory irritation
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Oxygen bleach
Component: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Causes respiratory irritation
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Oxygen bleach
Component: SODIUM BORATE
Causes skin irritation
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Oxygen bleach
Component: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Causes skin irritation
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Oxygen bleach
Component: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans
 
low
 
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Agents classified by the IARC Monographs (through Volume 127)
Oxygen bleach
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
Oxygen bleach
Component: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
This substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): FDA - Priority based Assessment of Food Additive (PAFA)
 
 
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