Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Acetic Acid is an organic acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|hair treatment/serum||18 products|
|hair color and bleaching||12 products|
|body wash/cleanser||9 products|
|hair styling aide||8 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||6 products|
|liquid hand soap||5 products|
|styling gel/lotion||4 products|
|serums & essences||3 products|
|baby bubble bath||2 products|
|baby shampoo||2 products|
|baby soap||2 products|
|facial cleanser||2 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Human respiratory irritant - strong evidence||Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Open scientific literature|
|Occupational hazards related to handling||CPS&Q - Classification & Labelling|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Open scientific literature|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Open scientific literature|
|30538 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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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