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SULFURIC ACID

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Concern
 
Environment
 
No Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Safer ingredient; Evidence of cancer; skin irritation/allergies/damage; respiratory effects
SULFURIC ACID can be found in 42 products.
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Oven Cleaner; Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
high
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Known to cause cancer
 
high
 
California OEHHA (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment): Proposition 65 List (2020 Update)
Known To Be Human Carcinogen
 
high
 
National Toxicology Program (NTP): NTP 14th Report on Carcinogens
Causes skin corrosion
Only in: Oven Cleaner; Drain Opener/Clog Remover
 
moderate
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Causes pulmonary edema
 
moderate
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
pulmonary function
 
moderate
 
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis
Asthmagen (irritation)
 
moderate
 
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC): AOEC Exposure Code List (2020 Update)
suspected human carcinogen
 
moderate
 
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Oven Cleaner; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Causes dermatitis, skin allergy
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Causes respiratory irritation
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Causes skin irritation
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Causes eye corrosion
Only in: Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Oven Cleaner
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
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)
benign, health
 
low
 
Environmental Working Group. 2012. Established innocuous properties.
benign, environment
 
low
 
Environmental Working Group. 2012. Established innocuous properties.
 
 
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