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Data: Fair

Disodium Edta

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Enhanced skin absorption

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
● N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL)GLYCINE]DISODIUM SALT

Restricted

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


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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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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

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

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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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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) 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.

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