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Ammonium Alum

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Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Ecotoxicology (low)

SYNONYMS

ALUM, AMMONIUM, ALUMINIUM AMMONIUM BIS(SULPHATE), ALUMINUM AMMONIUM DISULFATE, ALUMINUM AMMONIUM DISULFATE DODECAHYDRATE, ALUMINUM AMMONIUM SALT (2:1:1) DODECAHYDRATE SULFURIC ACID, ALUMINUM AMMONIUM SULFATE, AMMONIA ALUM, AMMONIUM ALUM, AMMONIUM ALUMINUM SULFATE, DODECAHYDRATE SULFURIC ACID, ALUMINUM AMMONIUM SALT (2:1:1), MONOAMMONIUM MONOALUMINUM SULFATE, SULFURIC ACID, ALUMINUM AMMONIUM SALT (2:1:1), and SULFURIC ACID, ALUMINUM AMMONIUM SALT (2:1:1), DODECAHYDRATE

Ammonium Alum is an inorganic salt. In the United States, Ammonium Alum may be used as an active ingredient in OTC drug products. When used as an active drug ingredient, the established name for Ammonium Alum is Alum, Ammonium.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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antiperspirant/deodorant1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
20 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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