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POTASSIUM SORBATE

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Data: Limited

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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation327 products
moisturizer174 products
shampoo156 products
facial moisturizer/treatment148 products
body wash/cleanser129 products
concealer127 products
moisturizer with SPF121 products
conditioner112 products
facial cleanser108 products
liquid hand soap91 products
serums & essences84 products
mask64 products
blush57 products
exfoliant/scrub55 products
mascara49 products
bronzer/highlighter41 products
around-eye cream40 products
beach & sport sunscreen36 products
toners/astringents32 products
makeup remover26 products
baby shampoo24 products
eye shadow22 products
hair color and bleaching21 products
facial powder21 products
baby soap20 products
makeup primer20 products
lipstick19 products
hand cream19 products
hair treatment/serum19 products
styling gel/lotion17 products
toothpaste17 products
eye liner17 products
bubble bath16 products
baby wipes12 products
baby bubble bath12 products
brow liner12 products
baby lotion12 products
shaving cream12 products
anti-aging11 products
lip balm11 products
body firming lotion11 products
baby toothpaste11 products
sunless tanning10 products
hair styling aide10 products
CC cream9 products
hair spray9 products
hand sanitizer8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant7 products
detangler7 products
BB cream7 products
lip liner6 products
after shave5 products
mouthwash5 products
after sun product5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
bar soap4 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
oil controller4 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
other eye makeup2 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
nail polish1 products
nail treatment1 products
baby oil1 products
polish remover1 products
diaper cream1 products
body spray1 products
lip plumper1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
body oil1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of sense organ toxicityHarvell, J, M. Bason and H. Maibach. Contact Urticaria and its Mechanisms. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 32(2): 103-112. 1994. (Table 2: Substances identified as capable of causing contact urticaria).
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
356 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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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

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • Harvell, J, M. Bason and H. Maibach. Contact Urticaria and its Mechanisms. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 32(2): 103-112. 1994. (Table 2: Substances identified as capable of causing contact urticaria).
  • 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.
  • 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.

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