SYNONYMS(R*,R*)-(+-)-2,3-DIHYDROXYBUTANEDIOIC ACID, 2,3-DIHYDROXY- BUTANEDIOIC ACID, 2,3-DIHYDROXYBUTANEDIOIC ACID, BUTANEDIOIC ACID, 2,3-DIHYDROXY-, BUTANEDIOIC ACID, 2,3-DIHYDROXY-, (2R,3R)-REL-, BUTANEDIOIC ACID, 2,3DIHYDROXY, (R*,R*)(+/), DL- MESO-) TARTARIC ACID (D-, L-, L-TARTARIC ACID, MESO-) TARTARIC ACID (D-, L-, DL-, NATURAL TARTARIC ACID, TARTARIC ACID, and TARTARIC ACID (D-, L-, DL-, MESO-)
Tartaric Acid is an organic acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|serums & essences||10 products|
|facial cleanser||7 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||7 products|
|hair treatment/serum||7 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||5 products|
|around-eye cream||4 products|
|hair color and bleaching||3 products|
|body wash/cleanser||2 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|baby toothpaste||1 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|body spray||1 products|
|fragrance for women||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|recreational sunscreen||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|tooth whitening||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|1482 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|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- 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.
- 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.
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