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POTASSIUM SORBATE

Score:

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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foundation334 products
moisturizer188 products
shampoo184 products
moisturizer with SPF170 products
facial moisturizer/treatment159 products
body wash/cleanser137 products
concealer128 products
conditioner127 products
facial cleanser118 products
liquid hand soap97 products
serums & essences84 products
beach & sport sunscreen82 products
mask78 products
mascara59 products
blush57 products
exfoliant/scrub57 products
eye shadow52 products
around-eye cream45 products
bronzer/highlighter42 products
toners/astringents34 products
makeup remover30 products
facial powder28 products
baby shampoo27 products
hand cream25 products
makeup primer25 products
hair treatment/serum25 products
BB cream23 products
hair color and bleaching21 products
baby soap21 products
lipstick20 products
toothpaste19 products
eye liner18 products
body firming lotion18 products
styling gel/lotion17 products
bubble bath16 products
shaving cream14 products
baby lotion13 products
baby wipes13 products
anti-aging13 products
CC cream13 products
hair styling aide12 products
baby bubble bath12 products
brow liner12 products
baby toothpaste11 products
lip balm11 products
sunless tanning11 products
hair spray10 products
detangler9 products
hand sanitizer8 products
mouthwash7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant7 products
after sun product6 products
Facial Sun Care6 products
bar soap6 products
shaving cream (men's)6 products
lip liner6 products
baby sunscreen5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
makeup with SPF5 products
after shave5 products
eye makeup remover4 products
oil controller4 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
diaper cream2 products
body spray2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
other eye makeup2 products
lip plumper1 products
body oil1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
nail polish1 products
nail treatment1 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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Concern Reference
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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