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Sodium Lactate

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Use restrictions (high)

SYNONYMS

2-HYDROXY PROPANOIC ACID, MONOSODIUM SALT, 2-HYDROXY- MONOSODIUM SALT PROPANOIC ACID, 2-HYDROXYPROPANOIC ACID, MONOSODIUM SALT, MONOSODIUM SALT 2-HYDROXYPROPANOIC ACID, MONOSODIUM SALT PROPANOIC ACID, 2-HYDROXY-, PROPANOIC ACID, 2-HYDROXY-, MONOSODIUM SALT, PROPANOIC ACID, 2HYDROXY, MONOSODIUM SALT, SODIUM LACTATE, SODIUM LACTATE SOLUTION, and SODIUMA -HYDROXYPROPIONATE

Sodium Lactate is a sodium salt of lactic acid.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation196 products
facial moisturizer/treatment67 products
serums & essences54 products
moisturizer54 products
shampoo37 products
mask31 products
around-eye cream28 products
conditioner26 products
toners/astringents23 products
body wash/cleanser20 products
hair treatment/serum18 products
facial cleanser17 products
exfoliant/scrub16 products
hair styling aide12 products
makeup primer9 products
daily use with SPF9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant9 products
setting powder/spray8 products
hand cream7 products
body firming lotion7 products
liquid hand soap6 products
toothpaste6 products
facial powder5 products
foot cleansing5 products
after shave5 products
bar soap5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
lip balm4 products
foot moisturizer3 products
anti-aging3 products
makeup remover3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
after sun product2 products
sunless tanning2 products
beard care2 products
mascara2 products
shaving cream1 products
blush1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
1 products
baby wipes1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
foot odor control1 products
hair spray1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
baby soap1 products
lip gloss1 products
body oil1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
other eye makeup1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of industry recommendations - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Allowable pH limitsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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

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

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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Allowable pH limitsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.

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