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Sodium Chloride

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SYNONYMS

● ROCK SALT
● SODIUM CHLORIDE

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


Sodium Chloride is an inorganic salt (also called table salt).

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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shampoo1352 products
body wash/cleanser1208 products
foundation993 products
liquid hand soap690 products
concealer619 products
bar soap487 products
facial cleanser406 products
conditioner378 products
daily use with SPF245 products
exfoliant/scrub222 products
bath oil/salts/soak188 products
CC cream133 products
bubble bath124 products
recreational sunscreen121 products
facial moisturizer/treatment111 products
moisturizer84 products
bronzer/highlighter70 products
baby shampoo69 products
baby soap62 products
serums & essences61 products
hair treatment/serum60 products
blush51 products
hair styling aide49 products
mask48 products
makeup primer47 products
hair color and bleaching44 products
BB cream43 products
makeup remover40 products
baby sunscreen33 products
around-eye cream32 products
toners/astringents32 products
lipstick30 products
30 products
hand cream24 products
beard cleanser23 products
styling mousse/foam19 products
baby bubble bath17 products
antiperspirant/deodorant17 products
styling gel/lotion17 products
eye shadow17 products
eye makeup remover16 products
eye liner16 products
brow liner16 products
baby wipes15 products
baby lotion15 products
toothpaste15 products
shaving cream14 products
mascara13 products
sunless tanning13 products
hair spray11 products
setting powder/spray11 products
mouthwash10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)9 products
foot cleansing8 products
body cleansing wipes8 products
detangler7 products
body oil6 products
lip balm6 products
facial cleansing wipes6 products
anti-aging5 products
body spray5 products
skin fading/lightener5 products
body firming lotion4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
muscle/joint soreness4 products
damaged skin treatment4 products
makeup removing wipes4 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
tooth whitening3 products
lip gloss3 products
beard care3 products
after sun product2 products
baby toothpaste2 products
fragrance for women2 products
baby oil2 products
nail glue2 products
nail treatment1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
diaper cream1 products
facial powder1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
other eye makeup1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
vapor rubs1 products
glitter1 products
tanning oil1 products
lip plumper1 products
lip liner1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
71184 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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