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Sodium Phosphate

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Use restrictions (low)

SYNONYMS

MONOBASIC SODIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOSODIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOSODIUM SALT PHOSPHORIC ACID, PHOSPHORIC ACID, MONOSODIUM SALT, SODIUM BIPHOSPHATE, SODIUM DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, SODIUM DIHYDROGENORTHOPHOSPHATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, and SODIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOBASIC

Sodium Phosphate is an inorganic 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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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mouthwash30 products
mascara29 products
serums & essences27 products
toothpaste17 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
facial moisturizer/treatment12 products
mask8 products
eye makeup remover7 products
conditioner7 products
moisturizer5 products
hair styling aide5 products
toners/astringents4 products
around-eye cream4 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
brow liner3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
shaving cream3 products
shampoo2 products
makeup primer2 products
other eye makeup2 products
makeup remover2 products
detangler1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
hand cream1 products
body firming lotion1 products
foot odor control1 products
facial cleanser1 products
hair spray1 products
after shave1 products
beard cleanser1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
styling gel/lotion1 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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
5361 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

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

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 bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • 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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Data availability

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