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SODIUM PCA

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Data: Limited

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  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation194 products
facial moisturizer/treatment158 products
moisturizer102 products
conditioner99 products
shampoo97 products
mask92 products
facial cleanser78 products
serums & essences72 products
toners/astringents58 products
body wash/cleanser53 products
daily use with SPF46 products
around-eye cream42 products
exfoliant/scrub40 products
hand cream32 products
hair treatment/serum31 products
concealer22 products
hair spray18 products
hair color and bleaching18 products
hair styling aide18 products
BB cream14 products
anti-aging12 products
makeup remover10 products
body firming lotion10 products
baby lotion10 products
liquid hand soap10 products
makeup primer9 products
styling gel/lotion9 products
lip gloss6 products
sunless tanning5 products
after shave5 products
lipstick5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
bar soap5 products
mascara4 products
detangler4 products
eye shadow4 products
beard care4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
lip balm4 products
blush4 products
baby soap4 products
2 products
bubble bath2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
hair relaxer2 products
shaving cream2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
baby shampoo2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
oil controller1 products
nail treatment1 products
depilatory1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
other eye makeup1 products
after sun product1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
baby toothpaste1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
NITROSAMINES

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

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

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

Data Sources

  • 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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