Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMS2-PROPENOIC ACID, HOMOPOLYMER, SODIUM SALT, 2PROPENOIC ACID, HOMOPOLYMER, SODIUM SALT, ACRYLIC ACID HOMOPOLYMER SODIUM SALT, HOMOPOLYMER SODIUM SALT 2-PROPENOIC ACID, POLYACRYLIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, PROPENOIC ACID, SODIUM CARBONATE POLYMER; SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, SODIUM SALT 2-PROPENOIC ACID, HOMOPOLYMER, and SODIUM SALT POLYACRYLIC ACID
Sodium Polyacrylate is a sodium salt of Polyacrylic Acid (q.v.).
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
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|hand cream||31 products|
|serums & essences||30 products|
|around-eye cream||27 products|
|daily use with SPF||26 products|
|makeup primer||18 products|
|brow liner||14 products|
|eye liner||13 products|
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|hair styling aide||8 products|
|facial cleanser||7 products|
|body firming lotion||4 products|
|foot moisturizer||4 products|
|fragrance for men||4 products|
|makeup remover||3 products|
|after shave||2 products|
|nail treatment||2 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|after sun product||2 products|
|beard care||2 products|
|setting powder/spray||2 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|pore strips||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||1 products|
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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Considered safe based on assumption of low absorption||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|1640 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- 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.
- 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.
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