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Data: Fair

Phytic Acid

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Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

FYTIC ACID, HEXAKIS(DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE) MYO-INOSITOL, INOSITOL HEXAPHOSPHATE, MYO-INOSITOL, HEXAKIS(DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE), MYOINOSITOL, HEXAKIS(DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE), and PHYTIC ACID

Phytic Acid is a hexaphosphoric acid ester of Inositol (q.v.).

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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facial moisturizer/treatment42 products
serums & essences27 products
facial cleanser16 products
mask16 products
around-eye cream15 products
daily use with SPF14 products
baby lotion13 products
moisturizer12 products
conditioner12 products
baby soap12 products
shampoo11 products
baby shampoo11 products
baby bubble bath11 products
exfoliant/scrub11 products
makeup remover9 products
toners/astringents8 products
recreational sunscreen8 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
hand cream6 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant5 products
hair styling aide4 products
toothpaste4 products
mouthwash3 products
anti-aging3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
2 products
concealer2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
oil controller2 products
BB cream1 products
after shave1 products
sunless tanning1 products
mascara1 products
after sun product1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
body firming lotion1 products
detangler1 products
makeup primer1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Absorbs into the skinOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as very toxic or harmfulOpen scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more studies show any disruption at low dosesOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
3535 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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

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