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Potassium Sorbate [USAN]

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Potassium Sorbate [USAN]
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Potassium sorbate;2,4-Hexadienoic acid, potassium salt;Sorbic acid, potassium salt

SVHC is a substance (identified by the European Chemicals Agency) that may have serious and often irreversible effects on human health and the environment. SVHC are defined in Article 57 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (“the REACH Regulation”) and include substances which are:
1.  Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction (CMR), meeting the criteria for classification in category 1 or 2 in accordance with Directive 67/548/EEC or in category 1a or 1b in accordance with EC No 1272/2008This directive was recently replaced by the new EU regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.
2.  Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) or very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) according to the criteria in Annex XIII of the REACH Regulation, or
3.  Identified, on a case-by-case basis, from scientific evidence as causing probable serious effects to human health or the environment of an equivalent level of concern as those above (e.g. endocrine disrupters).


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Liquid Fence Deer & Rabbit Repellent Concentrate2-04/14/2016

liquid 0.486
Liquid Fence Deer & Rabbit Repellent, Pump Spray-01/25/2013 pump spray 1.59

Liquid Fence Deer & Rabbit Repellent2, Pump Spray-04/14/2016

pump spray 0.495
Liquid Fence Dual Action Rabbit Repellent, Pump Spray-11/21/2013 pump spray 0.07

Liquid Fence Dual Action Rabbit Repellent2, Ready-to-Use Spray-04/14/2016

liquid 0.07
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Pet Care
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8 in 1 Perfect Coat Clear Choice Grooming Spray liquid --
Pet Gold Tartar Control Toothpaste for Dogs & Cats paste --
Four Paws Petdental Liquid Tartar Remover for Dogs-Old Product paste --
Virbac C.E.T. Aquadent Drinking Water Additive-06/20/2011-Old Product liquid 0.1
Virbac C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews for Dogs-03/20/2009-Old Product solid --
Inside the Home

Combat Max Ant Killing Gel-04/17/2015

gel --

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liquid --

Hot Shot Hot Shot Natural Home Insect Control, Pump Spray-02/24/2016

pump spray 0.1
Personal Care
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Aveeno Clear Complexion Cleansing Bar, Formerly Acne Treatment Bar, solid --
Aveeno Moisturizing Bar for Dry Skin solid --
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Cover Girl Outlast LipStain semi-solid --
Dep Extra Super Control Water Based Gel gel --
Dep Root Boost Volumizer for Maximum Lift gel --
Johnsons Kids, No More Tangles Spray On Detangler pump spray --
LA Looks Extra Super Hold gel --
Revlon Vitamin C Absolutes, Oil Free Radiance Lotion, SPF 15 liquid --
Salon Selectives Botanical Blends Shampoo: Aloe liquid --

Seventh Generation Coconut Care, Creamy Body Wash-07/14/2017

liquid <1
Suave Natural Care Shampoo, Tropical Coconut liquid --
Wet Ones Antibacterial Moist Towelettes, Citrus sheets --
Wet Ones Antibacterial Moist Towelettes, Travel Pack, Citrus sheets --
Wet Ones Antibacterial Portable Washcloths, Ultra sheets --
Wet Ones Flushables, Personal Cleansing Wipes, with Aloe, Vitamin E & Witch Hazel sheets --
Wet Ones Kids Antibacterial Wipes, Wild Watermelon & Ballistic Berry sheets --
Wet Ones Ultra Portable Antibacterial Wash Cloths sheets --
Wet Ones, Antibacterial Moist Towelettes, Thick Cloths sheets --
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Clearasil Stayclear Daily Face Wash, Oil-Free-Old Product cream --
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Clearasil Ultra Acne Clearing Scrub-Old Product cream --
Nair Hair Removal Kit, 15 Seconds Microwave Wax-discontinued wax --
Seventh Generation Baby Wipes, Free & Clear-03/10/2009-Old Product non-woven wipes 0.01-1.0