Other ConcernsIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
SYNONYMSBISODIUM CARBONATE, CARBONIC ACID DISODIUM SALT, CARBONIC ACID, DISODIUM SALT, DISODIUM SALT CARBONIC ACID, SODA ASH, SODIUM CARBONATE, and SODIUM CARBONATE; SODIUM CARBONATE
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Sodium Carbonate 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||62 products|
|liquid hand soap||16 products|
|eye liner||12 products|
|baby shampoo||7 products|
|baby soap||7 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||6 products|
|hair color and bleaching||5 products|
|around-eye cream||5 products|
|facial cleanser||4 products|
|eyelash glue||4 products|
|serums & essences||4 products|
|baby toothpaste||3 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|bar soap||2 products|
|baby lotion||2 products|
|baby bubble bath||2 products|
|body wash/cleanser||2 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|bubble bath||2 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|tooth whitening||1 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|fragrance for men||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Classified as irritant||CPS&Q - Classification & Labelling|
|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|
|1227 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 Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|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|
- CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
- 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). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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