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Sodium Oleate

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Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

9-OCTADECENOIC ACID (9Z)-, SODIUM SALT, 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, 9OCTADECENOIC ACID (Z), SODIUM SALT, SODIUM 9-OCTADECENOATE, SODIUM OLEATE, and SODIUM SALT 9-OCTADECENOIC ACID

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


Sodium Oleate is a sodium salt of oleic acid.

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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bar soap71 products
foundation17 products
exfoliant/scrub17 products
makeup primer9 products
concealer8 products
facial cleanser4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
daily use with SPF4 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
serums & essences3 products
brow liner2 products
mask2 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
eye shadow1 products
lip balm1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
body spray1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
toners/astringents1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA 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
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
381 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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 persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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

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