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Glutamic Acid

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SYNONYMS

1-AMINOPENTANEDIOIC ACID, 1-AMINOPROPANE-1,3-DICARBOXYLIC ACID, 2-AMINOGLUTARIC ACID, GLUTAMIC ACID, GLUTAMINIC ACID, L-GLUTAMIC ACID, and LGLUTAMIC ACID

Glutamic Acid is a naturally occurring 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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conditioner102 products
foundation32 products
shampoo19 products
mask17 products
concealer15 products
facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
serums & essences11 products
toners/astringents10 products
moisturizer8 products
mascara6 products
around-eye cream5 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
bubble bath4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
facial cleanser3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
nail treatment2 products
beard care2 products
hair styling aide2 products
after sun product1 products
hair relaxer1 products
foot cleansing1 products
hand cream1 products
anti-aging1 products
body firming lotion1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
bar soap1 products
other eye makeup1 products
makeup remover1 products

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 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
44944 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.

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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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

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