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Sodium Acrylates Copolymer

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

2-PROPENOIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, HOMOPOLYMER; SODIUM 2-PROPENOATE, HOMOPOLYMER, 2PROPENOIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, HOMOPOLYMER, and SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Sodium Acrylates Copolymer is a sodium salt of a polymer consisting of acrylic acid, methacrylic acid or one of their simple esters.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment44 products
moisturizer17 products
foundation10 products
serums & essences9 products
mask8 products
hand cream7 products
facial cleanser5 products
fragrance for men4 products
around-eye cream4 products
after shave3 products
body firming lotion3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
bronzer/highlighter3 products
BB cream3 products
baby lotion2 products
daily use with SPF2 products
anti-aging2 products
foot odor control1 products
facial powder1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
makeup primer1 products

Contamination concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Considered safe based on assumption of low absorptionCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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