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Potassium Chloride

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SYNONYMS

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE and POTASSIUM CHLORIDE (KCL)

Potassium Chloride 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

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Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner99 products
mask70 products
foundation60 products
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body wash/cleanser13 products
around-eye cream12 products
bar soap12 products
blush11 products
facial cleanser11 products
serums & essences10 products
shampoo10 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
concealer8 products
makeup primer5 products
detangler4 products
makeup remover3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
hair styling aide3 products
toners/astringents3 products
liquid hand soap3 products
moisturizer3 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
lip plumper2 products
anti-aging2 products
facial powder1 products
body oil1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
bubble bath1 products
body firming lotion1 products
mascara1 products
foot odor control1 products
lip balm1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
toothpaste1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
21919 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

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
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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