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Magnesium Sulfate

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SYNONYMS

● ANHYDROUS MAGNESIUM SULFATE
● EPSOM SALT
● MAGNESIUM SALT SULFURIC ACID
● MAGNESIUM SULFATE
● SULFURIC ACID MAGNESIUM SALT (1:1)
● SULFURIC ACID, MAGNESIUM SALT

Restricted

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


Magnesium sulfate (Epson salt) is an inorganic salt; found in sea water and in mineral deposits.

Common concerns

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  • 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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foundation646 products
concealer380 products
bath oil/salts/soak244 products
daily use with SPF120 products
recreational sunscreen64 products
CC cream44 products
moisturizer43 products
hair styling aide31 products
body wash/cleanser31 products
BB cream28 products
facial moisturizer/treatment24 products
shampoo21 products
bubble bath16 products
exfoliant/scrub16 products
baby sunscreen15 products
serums & essences13 products
makeup primer13 products
bronzer/highlighter11 products
hair spray11 products
blush8 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
facial cleanser7 products
brow liner7 products
around-eye cream7 products
liquid hand soap7 products
lip balm6 products
muscle/joint soreness6 products
conditioner6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
foot moisturizer4 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
diaper cream4 products
bar soap4 products
lipstick4 products
mask2 products
foot odor control2 products
anti-aging2 products
foot cleansing2 products
body firming lotion1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
body spray1 products
sunless tanning1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
body oil1 products
mascara1 products
hand cream1 products
toners/astringents1 products
tanning oil1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
6395 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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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Hazard score

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Data availability

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