Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low)
SYNONYMSMONOBASIC POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOPOTASSIUM SALT PHOSPHORIC ACID, PHOSPHORIC ACID, TRIPOTASSIUM SALT, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOBASIC, and TRIPOTASSIUM ORTHOPHOSPHATE
Potassium Phosphate is an inorganic salt.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|serums & essences||18 products|
|facial cleanser||15 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||13 products|
|eye makeup remover||9 products|
|hair color and bleaching||8 products|
|makeup remover||6 products|
|baby lotion||6 products|
|bar soap||3 products|
|body firming lotion||2 products|
|around-eye cream||2 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
|foot odor control||1 products|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|2188 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- 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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