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POTASSIUM SORBATE

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
Low Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for cancer; general systemic/organ effects
POTASSIUM SORBATE can be found in 51 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance does not cause cancer.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
low
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
This substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
FDA - Priority based Assessment of Food Additive (PAFA) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Causes skin irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance can cause gastrointestinal irritation in people.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
some
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance can cause gastrointestinal inflammation in animals.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
some
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
may cause respiratory irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance can cause respiratory symptoms and hyper-reactivity in people.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
some
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance causes skin allergies.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
some
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance can cause gastrointestinal hyperplasia in animals.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
moderate
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
The European Union Scientific Committee on Food reports that this substance is genotoxic.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
high
 
Scientific Committee on Food. 1996. European Commission reports of the Scientific Committee on Food (35th Series). 35th Series, 23-27.
 
 
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