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SYNONYMSMARIS SAL, SEA SALT, SODIUM CHLORIDE (NACL), and SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM CHLORIDE BRINE, PURIFIED
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Sea salt is a mixture of inorganic salts derived from sea water or from inland bodies of saltwater.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|bath oil/salts/soak||126 products|
|bar soap||68 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||26 products|
|body wash/cleanser||21 products|
|facial cleanser||16 products|
|hair styling aide||16 products|
|serums & essences||15 products|
|around-eye cream||11 products|
|hair spray||8 products|
|liquid hand soap||8 products|
|daily use with SPF||6 products|
|CC cream||5 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
|foot cleansing||3 products|
|recreational sunscreen||2 products|
|BB cream||2 products|
|setting powder/spray||2 products|
|hand cream||2 products|
|styling mousse/foam||2 products|
|tooth whitening||2 products|
|bubble bath||2 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||2 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|baby wipes||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|fragrance for women||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|eye makeup remover||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|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|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|294514 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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