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Sodium Isethionate

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

2-HYDROXY- MONOSODIUM SALT ETHANESULFONIC ACID, 2-HYDROXYETHANESULFONIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, ETHANESULFONIC ACID, 2-HYDROXY-, MONOSODIUM SALT, ETHANESULFONIC ACID, 2-HYDROXY-, SODIUM SALT, ETHANESULFONIC ACID, 2HYDROXY, MONOSODIUM SALT, MONOSODIUM SALT ETHANESULFONIC ACID, 2-HYDROXY-, SODIUM 2-HYDROXYETHANESULFONIC ACID, SODIUM 2-HYDROXYETHANESULPHONATE, SODIUM ISETHIONATE, and SODIUM SALT 2-HYDROXYETHANESULFONIC ACID

Sodium Isethionate is an organic 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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bar soap113 products
shampoo61 products
body wash/cleanser26 products
exfoliant/scrub11 products
facial cleanser11 products
baby soap5 products
baby shampoo3 products
liquid hand soap2 products
mask2 products
beard cleanser2 products
baby bubble bath1 products
bubble bath1 products
sunless tanning1 products
shaving cream1 products
conditioner1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic 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

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
170 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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.

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