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Data: Fair

Sodium Saccharin

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Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

1,1-DIOXIDE-1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3(2H)-ONE, SODIUM SALT, DIHYDRATE, 1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3(2H)-ONE, 1,1-DIOXIDE, SODIUM SALT, DIHYDRATE, 1,2BENZISOTHIAZOL3(2H)ONE, 1,1DIOXIDE, SODIUM SALT, CRYSTALLOSE, DIHYDRATE 1,1-DIOXIDE-1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3(2H)-ONE, SODIUM SALT, DIHYDRATE 1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3(2H)-ONE, 1,1-DIOXIDE, SODIUM SALT, O-BENZOYLSULFIMIDE SODIUM SALT, SACCHARIN SODIUM, SACCHARINE, SODIUM SALT, SODIUM SACCHARIN, SODIUM SALT DIHYDRATE 1,1-DIOXIDE-1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3(2H)-ONE, SODIUM SALT DIHYDRATE 1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOL-3(2H)-ONE, 1,1-DIOXIDE, SODIUM SALT SACCHARINE, and SODUIM SA CCHARINE

Saccharin is an aritifical sweetener benzoic sulfimide.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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toothpaste261 products
mouthwash121 products
lip gloss72 products
lip balm66 products
tooth whitening60 products
lipstick53 products
lip plumper17 products
lip balm with SPF12 products
body oil6 products
baby toothpaste6 products
mask5 products
4 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
shampoo2 products
hair styling aide1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products

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
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

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

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – government assessment cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gapsInt'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).

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