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Sodium Phytate

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Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

HEXAKIS(DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE) HEXASODIUM SALT MYO-INOSITOL, HEXASODIUM SALT MYO-INOSITOL, HEXAKIS(DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE), MYO-INOSITOL, HEXAKIS(DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE), HEXASODIUM SALT, MYO-INOSITOL, HEXAKIS(DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE), SODIUM SALT, PHYTIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, SODIUM PHYTATE, and SODIUM SALT PHYTIC ACID

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


Sodium Phytate is a complex sodium salt of Phytic Acid (q.v.).

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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facial moisturizer/treatment160 products
moisturizer91 products
serums & essences88 products
shampoo75 products
mask73 products
foundation54 products
facial cleanser49 products
body wash/cleanser48 products
around-eye cream44 products
conditioner37 products
hand cream37 products
recreational sunscreen27 products
daily use with SPF23 products
exfoliant/scrub16 products
body firming lotion14 products
toners/astringents13 products
bronzer/highlighter12 products
liquid hand soap12 products
brow liner11 products
hair treatment/serum11 products
antiperspirant/deodorant9 products
bubble bath9 products
mascara8 products
makeup remover8 products
baby shampoo8 products
makeup primer7 products
baby lotion7 products
anti-aging7 products
hair styling aide6 products
setting powder/spray5 products
sunless tanning5 products
blush4 products
beard care4 products
baby soap4 products
BB cream3 products
skin fading/lightener3 products
3 products
baby sunscreen3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
after shave3 products
after sun product2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
lip balm2 products
body spray2 products
shaving cream2 products
detangler1 products
diaper cream1 products
lip plumper1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
eye liner1 products
oil controller1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
baby wipes1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of skin irritationOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show tumor formation at high dosesOpen scientific literature

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
170 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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