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Sodium Dehydroacetate

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Other Concerns

Endocrine disruption (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), Occupational hazards (high), and Biochemical or cellular level changes (low)

SYNONYMS

● 2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE, 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-, ION(1-), SODIUM
● 2HPYRAN2,4(3H)DIONE, 3ACETYL6METHYL, ION(1), SODIUM
● 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE, ION(1-), SODIUM
● 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE, ION(1-), SODIUM SALT
● ION(1-) SODIUM 2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE, 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-
● ION(1-) SODIUM SALT 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE
● SODIUM 1-(3,4-DIHYDRO-6-METHYL-2,4-DIOXO-2H-PYRAN-3-YLIDENE)ETHANOLATE
● SODIUM 2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE, 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-, ION(1-)
● SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE
● SODIUM SALT 3-ACETYL-6-METHYL-2H-PYRAN-2,4(3H)-DIONE, ION(1-)

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Sodium dehydroacetate is an antimicrobial ingredient used as preservative.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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foundation410 products
concealer191 products
eye liner144 products
eye shadow128 products
mascara125 products
brow liner118 products
blush76 products
daily use with SPF60 products
bronzer/highlighter59 products
setting powder/spray53 products
facial powder50 products
moisturizer41 products
serums & essences28 products
facial moisturizer/treatment26 products
BB cream25 products
mask23 products
CC cream21 products
body wash/cleanser21 products
around-eye cream16 products
shampoo14 products
makeup primer13 products
hand cream13 products
baby soap12 products
lip gloss11 products
facial cleanser10 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
eyelash glue8 products
baby shampoo8 products
conditioner8 products
other eye makeup7 products
7 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
skin fading/lightener6 products
body firming lotion6 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
recreational sunscreen5 products
lip balm4 products
baby lotion4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
pore strips4 products
toners/astringents3 products
hair styling aide2 products
detangler2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
makeup remover2 products
lipstick2 products
anti-aging2 products
baby bubble bath1 products
hair spray1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
after shave1 products
after sun product1 products
body oil1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
lip liner1 products

Occupational hazards

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low dosesCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmfulCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling
One or more animal studies show no adverse any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any effects at high doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)Open scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Biochemical or cellular level changes

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any changes at moderate doses where the human health implications are not yet well understoodOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Associated with endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be mutagenic in humansOpen scientific literature

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
  • 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.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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