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Sodium Chloride

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SYNONYMS

ROCK SALT and SODIUM CHLORIDE

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

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Products with this Ingredient

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body wash/cleanser1166 products
foundation1119 products
shampoo1075 products
liquid hand soap757 products
concealer659 products
bar soap519 products
facial cleanser386 products
conditioner302 products
exfoliant/scrub215 products
bath oil/salts/soak206 products
recreational sunscreen159 products
daily use with SPF156 products
bubble bath133 products
facial moisturizer/treatment92 products
moisturizer79 products
CC cream79 products
baby shampoo69 products
hair treatment/serum56 products
baby soap55 products
mask53 products
53 products
BB cream51 products
makeup primer47 products
serums & essences45 products
baby sunscreen41 products
hair color and bleaching39 products
blush36 products
makeup remover35 products
around-eye cream32 products
bronzer/highlighter26 products
hand cream24 products
antiperspirant/deodorant23 products
toners/astringents23 products
eye shadow23 products
lipstick22 products
baby bubble bath20 products
hair styling aide20 products
mascara19 products
eye makeup remover18 products
toothpaste18 products
beard cleanser16 products
baby wipes15 products
brow liner15 products
styling mousse/foam12 products
foot cleansing11 products
body firming lotion11 products
anti-aging10 products
shaving cream10 products
sunless tanning10 products
setting powder/spray10 products
baby lotion9 products
hair spray9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)8 products
mouthwash8 products
muscle/joint soreness8 products
eye liner7 products
hair-loss treatment5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
skin fading/lightener4 products
beard care4 products
facial powder3 products
body spray3 products
detangler3 products
tooth whitening2 products
after sun product2 products
foot odor control2 products
body oil2 products
lip balm2 products
baby toothpaste2 products
baby oil2 products
nail treatment1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
diaper cream1 products
fragrance for men1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
body powder1 products
other eye makeup1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
lip gloss1 products
beard oil1 products
vapor rubs1 products
glitter1 products
tanning oil1 products
lip plumper1 products

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

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). 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.
  • 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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