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Aspartic Acid

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SYNONYMS

(S)- BUTANEDIOIC ACID, AMINO-, AMINO- (S)- BUTANEDIOIC ACID, ASPARGIC ACID, ASPARGINIC ACID, ASPARTIC ACID, BUTANEDIOIC ACID, AMINO-, (S)-, L-AMINOSUCCINIC ACID, and L-ASPARTIC ACID

Aspartic Acid is an amino acid.

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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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation96 products
conditioner37 products
shampoo23 products
mask16 products
concealer15 products
facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
toners/astringents12 products
around-eye cream10 products
hair styling aide10 products
facial cleanser10 products
body wash/cleanser9 products
serums & essences8 products
liquid hand soap5 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
moisturizer3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
beard care1 products
hair spray1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
hand cream1 products
foot cleansing1 products
makeup primer1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
makeup remover1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
shaving cream1 products
mascara1 products
other eye makeup1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
33494 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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 Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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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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