Tetrasodium etidronate belongs to the group HEDP phosphonates, which are primarily used in dishwashing soaps, detergents and cleaning products as well as soap. It is added to products in order to bind metal ions like calcium and magnesium, which soften the water and inhibits soap rings in the bath.
Tests show that HEDP phosphonates can cause slight skin irritation, but the risk of irritation is minimal, when the substance is rinsed off, such as it would in soap. The substance can additionally cause eye irritation. Animal tests have not shown any allergenic effects of phosphonates. .
The substance may appear in rinse-off products, which have been certified by Asthma-Allergy Denmark, as it is not known to cause allergies.
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