This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is an inorganic salt
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|bath oil/salts/soak||517 products|
|body wash/cleanser||37 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||31 products|
|liquid hand soap||26 products|
|body powder||23 products|
|facial cleanser||21 products|
|baby wipes||20 products|
|bubble bath||18 products|
|makeup remover||14 products|
|tooth whitening||13 products|
|baby powder||10 products|
|baby shampoo||9 products|
|baby soap||8 products|
|foot odor control||7 products|
|baby toothpaste||5 products|
|serums & essences||5 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||4 products|
|bar soap||4 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
|body spray||3 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|baby bubble bath||3 products|
|baby lotion||3 products|
|foot cleansing||2 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||2 products|
|sunless tanning||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|facial cleansing wipes||1 products|
|makeup removing wipes||1 products|
|BB cream||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|hair color and bleaching||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|7289 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|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|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
- 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.
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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