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Data: Fair

Algin

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SYNONYMS

ALGIN, ALGIN (LAMINARIA SPP. AND OTHER KELPS), ALGINIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, SODIUM ALGINATE, and SODIUM SALT ALGINIC ACID

Algin is a sodium salt of Alginic Acid (q.v.).

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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mask54 products
concealer30 products
serums & essences27 products
facial moisturizer/treatment19 products
shampoo14 products
moisturizer13 products
around-eye cream12 products
hair treatment/serum10 products
conditioner9 products
hair styling aide8 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
liquid hand soap6 products
hair spray4 products
daily use with SPF2 products
makeup primer2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
facial cleanser2 products
after sun product2 products
mascara2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
anti-aging2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
sunless tanning2 products
bar soap1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
body powder1 products
facial powder1 products
shaving cream1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
tanning oil1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
1 products
lip plumper1 products
bubble bath1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
19839 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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