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POTASSIUM SORBATE

Score:

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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foundation398 products
moisturizer209 products
shampoo200 products
facial moisturizer/treatment170 products
body wash/cleanser153 products
conditioner141 products
concealer138 products
facial cleanser124 products
liquid hand soap107 products
mask96 products
serums & essences95 products
moisturizer with SPF84 products
mascara67 products
blush61 products
exfoliant/scrub60 products
eye shadow56 products
around-eye cream52 products
beach & sport sunscreen49 products
bronzer/highlighter45 products
toners/astringents37 products
hair color and bleaching35 products
makeup remover35 products
hair treatment/serum34 products
hand cream30 products
baby shampoo28 products
makeup primer27 products
facial powder26 products
baby soap22 products
body firming lotion22 products
toothpaste21 products
eye liner21 products
styling gel/lotion21 products
CC cream19 products
hair styling aide18 products
anti-aging18 products
baby wipes17 products
bubble bath17 products
brow liner16 products
shaving cream15 products
baby lotion14 products
sunless tanning14 products
lipstick13 products
baby bubble bath13 products
antiperspirant/deodorant13 products
lip balm12 products
baby toothpaste11 products
BB cream11 products
mouthwash10 products
hair spray10 products
detangler10 products
hand sanitizer10 products
after sun product7 products
foot moisturizer7 products
after shave6 products
bath oil/salts/soak6 products
bar soap6 products
shaving cream (men's)6 products
lip liner6 products
eye makeup remover5 products
nail treatment5 products
body spray4 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
oil controller4 products
Facial Sun Care3 products
beard care3 products
diaper cream2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
other eye makeup2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
nail polish2 products
lip plumper1 products
makeup with SPF1 products
body oil1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
tanning oil1 products
baby oil1 products
polish remover1 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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Concern Reference
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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