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Sodium Carbonate

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Other Concerns

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

SYNONYMS

BISODIUM CARBONATE, CARBONIC ACID DISODIUM SALT, CARBONIC ACID, DISODIUM SALT, DISODIUM SALT CARBONIC ACID, SODA ASH, SODIUM CARBONATE, and SODIUM CARBONATE; SODIUM CARBONATE

Sodium Carbonate is an inorganic salt.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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bath oil/salts/soak55 products
toothpaste13 products
liquid hand soap10 products
baby soap7 products
baby shampoo7 products
eye liner6 products
mascara6 products
facial cleanser5 products
exfoliant/scrub5 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
moisturizer4 products
bar soap4 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
eyelash glue3 products
around-eye cream3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
serums & essences2 products
tooth whitening2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
conditioner2 products
baby lotion2 products
baby toothpaste2 products
daily use with SPF2 products
bubble bath2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
makeup primer2 products
brow liner1 products
makeup remover1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
after shave1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
fragrance for men1 products
shampoo1 products
mouthwash1 products
toners/astringents1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as irritantCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

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
1227 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

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

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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