Sodium Hypochlorite

INCI Name
Sodium Hypochlorite
Ingredient origins
Sodium Hydroxide
Role
Common name
Bleach
EWG score
What is EWG score?
The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.
Nasty
This ingredient has been classified as hazardous to health, and is not used in ecostore products.
Ingredient details
Sodium Hypochlorite, also known as ÔbleachÕ is a chemical used in household cleaners and disinfectants. It is extremely irritating to the skin and eyesi and can also form chlorinated VOCs such as carbon tetrachloride. These are powerful greenhouse gases and possible carcinogensiii. REFERENCES: i) Sodium Hypochlorite MSDS Allied Universal Corporation iii) Halogenated volatile organic compounds from the use of chlorine-bleach-containing household products.