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Sodium Carrageenan

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

CARRAGEENAN, SODIUM SALT, SODIUM CARRAGEENAN, SODIUM CARRAGEENATE, and SODIUM SALT CARRAGEENAN

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


Sodium Carrageenan is the sodium salt of Carrageenan (q.v.)

Common concerns

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  • 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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mask7 products
facial moisturizer/treatment6 products
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foundation5 products
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BB cream2 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
makeup remover1 products
facial powder1 products
makeup primer1 products
around-eye cream1 products
moisturizer1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
4 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
  • 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.

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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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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Data availability

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