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Data: Fair

Disodium Edta

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SYNONYMS

(ETHYLENEDINITRILO)TETRA- DISODIUM SALT ACETIC ACID, ACETIC ACID, (ETHYLENEDINITRILO)TETRA-, DISODIUM SALT, DISODIUM DIHYDROGEN ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETATE, DISODIUM EDETATE, DISODIUM EDTA, DISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETATE, DISODIUM N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL)GLYCINE], DISODIUM SALT ACETIC ACID, (ETHYLENEDINITRILO)TETRA-, DISODIUM SALT GLYCINE, N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL )-, EDETATE DISODIUM, GLYCINE, N,N 1,2ETHANEDIYLBIS[N(CARBOXYMETHYL), DISODIUMSALT, GLYCINE, N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL )-, DISODIUM SALT, N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL )- DISODIUM SALT GLYCINE, and N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL)GLYCINE]DISODIUM SALT

EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is a chelating agent, used to sequester and decrease the reactivity of metal ions that may be present in a product.

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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Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
24913 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • 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.

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