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Data: Limited

Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate

Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● 2-HYDROXYPROPYL ETHER STARCH, DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE
● DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE 2-HYDROXYPROPYL ETHER STARCH
● HYDROXYPROPYL STARCH PHOSPHATE
● STARCH, DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, 2-HYDROXYPROPYL ETHER

Restricted

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


Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate is a hydroxypropyl ether of Distarch Phosphate (q.v.).

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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conditioner37 products
antiperspirant/deodorant27 products
hair treatment/serum25 products
mask23 products
facial cleanser21 products
body wash/cleanser20 products
hair styling aide15 products
moisturizer14 products
facial moisturizer/treatment11 products
styling gel/lotion10 products
shampoo9 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
daily use with SPF6 products
baby lotion6 products
brow liner5 products
serums & essences4 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
baby soap3 products
hand cream2 products
2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
body firming lotion2 products
detangler1 products
baby shampoo1 products
hair spray1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
around-eye cream1 products
anti-aging1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any irritation at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any irritation at high dosesOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)Open scientific literature
Associated with any toxicityOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at high dosesOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
5 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

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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