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ACETIC ACID

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Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
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  • Synonyms
  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner42 products
shampoo35 products
hair color and bleaching28 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
mask6 products
liquid hand soap5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
moisturizer5 products
hair styling aide5 products
toners/astringents5 products
detangler4 products
baby bubble bath3 products
baby shampoo3 products
baby soap3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
serums & essences3 products
around-eye cream2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
facial cleanser2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
body firming lotion1 products
bar soap1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
after sun product1 products
baby lotion1 products
CC cream1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
foot cleansing1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Human respiratory irritant - strong evidenceAssociation of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Miscellaneous

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Concern Reference
Occupational hazards related to handlingCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
30538 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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