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Potassium Olivate

Other Concerns

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

FATTY ACIDS, OLIVE OIL, POTASSIUM SALTS, FATTY ACIDS, OLIVE-OIL, POTASSIUM SALTS, OLIVE OIL ACIDS, POTASSIUM SALT; OLIVE OIL ACIDS, POTASSIUM SALTS; OLIVE OIL FATTY ACIDS, POTASSIUM SALT; OLIVE OIL, POTASSIUM SOAP, OLIVE OIL POTASSIUM SALTS FATTY ACIDS, POTASSIUM OLIVATE, and POTASSIUM SALTS FATTY ACIDS, OLIVE OIL

Potassium Olivate is a potassium salt of the fatty acids derived from Olea Europaea (Olive)Oil (q.v.).

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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liquid hand soap10 products
shampoo4 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
bar soap3 products
facial cleanser1 products
shaving cream1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.

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