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Calcium Carbonate

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Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption and Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

CALCIUM CARBONATE, CALCIUM CARBONATE, PRECIPITATED, CALCIUM CARBONATE; CALCIUM CARBONATE; SLAKER REJECTS, CALCIUM SALT CARBONIC ACID, CARBONIC ACID CALCIUM SALT (1:1), CARBONIC ACID, CALCIUM SALT, HEAVY CALCIUM CARBONATE, PRECIPITATED CALCIUM CARBONATE, and PRECIPITATED CHALK

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Calcium Carbonate is an inorganic salt.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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toothpaste108 products
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foundation52 products
eye shadow38 products
lipstick27 products
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tooth whitening12 products
baby toothpaste8 products
bronzer/highlighter8 products
bath oil/salts/soak6 products
makeup primer5 products
mask4 products
facial powder4 products
depilatory3 products
shaving cream3 products
mouthwash3 products
oil controller2 products
shampoo2 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
brow liner2 products
body art1 products
body powder1 products
baby powder1 products
serums & essences1 products
1 products
lip balm1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
bar soap1 products
tanning oil1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
blush1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
facial cleanser1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Suspected nano-scale ingredients with potential to absorb into the skinNanomaterial Database

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

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
  • NanoWerk. 2007. Nanomaterial Database. Available online: http://www.nanowerk.com/phpscripts/n_dbsearch.php
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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.
  • 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

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

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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