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Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

BENZENESULFONIC ACID, ETHENYL-, HOMOPOLYMER, SODIUM SALT, BENZENESULFONIC ACID, ETHENYL-, SODIUM SALT, HOMOPOLYMER, ETHENYLBENZENESULFONIC ACID, HOMOPOLYMER, SODIUM SALT, ETHENYLBENZENESULFONIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, HOMOPOLYMER, HOMOPOLYMER BENZENESULFONIC ACID, ETHENYL-, SODIUM SALT, HOMOPOLYMER ETHENYLBENZENESULFONIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, HOMOPOLYMER SODIUM SALT BENZENESULFONIC ACID, ETHENYL-, HOMOPOLYMER SODIUM SALT ETHENYLBENZENESULFONIC ACID, POLYETHEN YLBENZENESULFONIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE, SODIUM SALT BENZENESULFONIC ACID, ETHENYL-, HOMOPOLYMER, SODIUM SALT ETHENYLBENZENESULFONIC ACID, HOMOPOLYMER, SODIUM SALT HOMOPOLYMER BENZENESULFONIC ACID, ETHENYL-, SODIUM SALT HOMOPOLYMER ETHENYLBENZENESULFONIC ACID, SODIUM SALT POLYETHEN YLBENZENESULFONIC ACID, STYRENESULFONIC ACID HOMOPOLYMER SODIUM SALT, and STYRENESULFONIC ACID POLYMER, SODIUM SALT

Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate is a polymer.

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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styling gel/lotion5 products
serums & essences3 products
hair styling aide3 products
mask3 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
shampoo2 products
facial cleanser1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
moisturizer1 products
conditioner1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
around-eye cream1 products
facial moisturizer/treatment1 products
anti-aging1 products
hair spray1 products

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 bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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