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Disodium Phosphate

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

ANHYDROUS DISODIUM HYDROGENPHOSPHATE, DIBASIC SODIUM PHOSPHA TE, DIBASIC SODIUM PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM HYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM HYDROGENORTHOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM HYDROGENPHOSPHATE, ANHYDROUS, DISODIUM ORTHOPHOSPHATE, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, DISODIUM SALT HEPTAHYDRATE PHOSPHORIC ACID, DISODIUM SALT PHOSPHORIC ACID, HEPTAHYDRATE PHOSPHORIC ACID, DISODIUM SALT, PHOSPHORIC ACID, DISODIUM SALT, PHOSPHORIC ACID, DISODIUM SALT, HEPTAHYDRATE, and SODIUM PHOSPHA TE, DIBASIC

Disodium Phosphate is an inorganic salt.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mouthwash87 products
foundation41 products
serums & essences33 products
mascara30 products
hair color and bleaching29 products
facial moisturizer/treatment22 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
conditioner13 products
body wash/cleanser12 products
facial cleanser12 products
baby wipes10 products
eye makeup remover10 products
lipstick9 products
hair styling aide8 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
daily use with SPF8 products
shampoo7 products
mask7 products
moisturizer6 products
makeup remover6 products
makeup primer5 products
around-eye cream3 products
toners/astringents3 products
hand sanitizer2 products
eye liner2 products
shaving cream2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
other eye makeup2 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
nail treatment1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
hand cream1 products
body firming lotion1 products
tooth whitening1 products
eyelash glue1 products
brow liner1 products
1 products
after shave1 products
beard cleanser1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
toothpaste1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
baby shampoo1 products

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

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
4824 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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