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POTASSIUM SORBATE

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Data: Limited

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  • Synonyms
  • 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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foundation316 products
shampoo122 products
moisturizer with SPF121 products
moisturizer117 products
facial moisturizer/treatment111 products
body wash/cleanser106 products
concealer94 products
conditioner78 products
facial cleanser77 products
serums & essences76 products
liquid hand soap64 products
blush53 products
exfoliant/scrub52 products
mascara41 products
bronzer/highlighter39 products
mask39 products
beach & sport sunscreen36 products
around-eye cream34 products
toners/astringents24 products
baby shampoo22 products
lipstick19 products
baby soap19 products
makeup primer19 products
makeup remover18 products
facial powder17 products
eye liner17 products
styling gel/lotion16 products
bubble bath14 products
eye shadow14 products
hand cream13 products
lip balm11 products
baby bubble bath11 products
hair treatment/serum11 products
toothpaste10 products
anti-aging9 products
sunless tanning9 products
brow liner9 products
CC cream9 products
baby lotion9 products
baby wipes8 products
hand sanitizer8 products
baby toothpaste8 products
hair spray7 products
BB cream7 products
hair styling aide7 products
lip liner6 products
after sun product6 products
body firming lotion5 products
shaving cream5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
oil controller4 products
mouthwash4 products
detangler4 products
foot moisturizer4 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
after shave2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
other eye makeup2 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
baby oil1 products
diaper cream1 products
body spray1 products
lip plumper1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
eye makeup 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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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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