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SODIUM POLYACRYLATE

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
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  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (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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mask47 products
facial moisturizer/treatment39 products
serums & essences35 products
beach & sport sunscreen34 products
moisturizer21 products
moisturizer with SPF19 products
eye shadow18 products
body wash/cleanser14 products
around-eye cream14 products
eye liner9 products
body firming lotion9 products
mascara6 products
makeup primer6 products
facial cleanser6 products
hand cream5 products
blush5 products
anti-aging5 products
hair styling aide5 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
concealer3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
shampoo3 products
after shave2 products
foundation2 products
brow liner2 products
beard care2 products
pore strips2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
toners/astringents2 products
foot odor control1 products
foot cleansing1 products
depilatory1 products
makeup remover1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
nail treatment1 products
conditioner1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
hair relaxer1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
ACRYLIC ACID

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

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
Considered safe based on assumption of low absorptionCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
1640 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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • 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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