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Trisodium Edta

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Enhanced skin absorption

SYNONYMS

(ETHYLENEDINITRILO)TETRAACETIC ACID, TRISODIUM SALT, EDETATE TRISODIUM, GLYCINE, N,N 1,2ETHANEDIYLBIS[N(CARBOXYMETHYL), TRISODIUM SALT, GLYCINE, N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL)-, TRISODIUM SALT, N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL)- TRISODIUM SALT GLYCINE, N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL)GLYCINE], TRISODIUM SALT, TRISODIUM EDETATE, TRISODIUM EDTA, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE TETRAACETATE, TRISODIUM HYDROGEN ETHYL ENE DIAMINETETRAACETATE, TRISODIUM HYDROGEN ETHYLENEDIAMINETETRAACETATE, TRISODIUM SALT GLYCINE, N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL)-, and TRISODIUM SALT N,N'-1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[N-(CARBOXYMETHYL)GLYCINE]

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Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is a chelating agent, used to sequester and decrease the reactivity of metal ions that may be present in a product.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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foundation135 products
mascara63 products
concealer41 products
daily use with SPF15 products
facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
moisturizer12 products
facial cleanser11 products
body wash/cleanser8 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
toners/astringents6 products
brow liner5 products
eye shadow5 products
bronzer/highlighter5 products
makeup primer4 products
mask4 products
facial powder4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
around-eye cream4 products
serums & essences4 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
eye liner2 products
nail polish2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
liquid hand soap1 products
makeup remover1 products
body firming lotion1 products
fragrance for women1 products
lip liner1 products
1 products
fragrance for men1 products
hand cream1 products
body oil1 products
body spray1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
10 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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