Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
SYNONYMSDODECANOIC ACID, POTASSIUM SALT, POTASSIUM LAURATE, and POTASSIUM SALT DODECANOIC ACID
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Potassium Laurate is a potassium salt of lauric acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||Open scientific literature|
|any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|595 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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