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Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● SODIUM CORN STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
● SODIUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE
● STARCH, 1-OCTENYLSUCCINIC ACID ESTER; STARCH SODIUM OCTENYLSUCCINATE
● STARCH, HYDROGEN OCTENYLBUTANEDIOATE

Restricted

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


Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate is a sodium salt of the reaction product of octenylsuccinicanhydride with Corn Starch (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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antiperspirant/deodorant44 products
foundation18 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)15 products
conditioner11 products
facial moisturizer/treatment9 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
shampoo6 products
concealer5 products
body powder4 products
makeup primer4 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
toners/astringents2 products
mask2 products
hair styling aide2 products
facial powder2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
facial cleanser2 products
setting powder/spray1 products
lip balm1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
after shave1 products
moisturizer1 products
lipstick1 products
blush1 products
hair spray1 products
1 products

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

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
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

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Data availability

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