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Data: Fair

Sodium Picramate

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Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

2-AMINO-4,6-DINITRO- SODIUM SALT PHENOL, 2-AMINO-4,6-DINITROPHENOL, SODIUM SALT, PHENOL, 2-AMINO-4,6-DINITRO-, MONOSODIUM SALT, PHENOL, 2-AMINO-4,6-DINITRO-, SODIUM SALT, PICRAMIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, SODIUM 2-AMINO-4,6-DINITROPHENOXIDE, SODIUM PICRAMATE, SODIUM SALT 2-AMINO-4,6-DINITROPHENOL, SODIUM SALT PHENOL, 2-AMINO-4,6-DINITRO-, and SODIUM SALT PICRAMIC ACID

Restricted

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


Sodium Picramate is a sodium salt of Picramic Acid (q.v.).

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmeticsCanada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Cancer - limited evidenceCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
3 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
  • CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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