SYNONYMSALGIN, ALGIN (LAMINARIA SPP. AND OTHER KELPS), ALGINIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, SODIUM ALGINATE, and SODIUM SALT ALGINIC ACID
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Algin is a sodium salt of Alginic Acid (q.v.).
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|serums & essences||25 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||19 products|
|around-eye cream||13 products|
|hair treatment/serum||8 products|
|hair styling aide||6 products|
|liquid hand soap||6 products|
|hair spray||4 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|sunless tanning||2 products|
|after sun product||2 products|
|facial cleanser||2 products|
|makeup primer||2 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|lip plumper||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|body powder||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|19839 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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.
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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