The Organics Council ® Approved Substance Database is what we call Approved Substance List; it is an open-access database with information on individual substance safe usage restrictions and conditions.

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Organics Council ® Code Status Substance Name Formula CAS number GRASS/non-GRASS** Human Health Class Environmental Health Class Assessment Report Link
GS0002-0000 Approved* Aluminum calcium sodium silicate AlCaNaO9Si3 63231-69-6 GRASS
GS0003-0000 Approved* Calcium Carbonate CaCO3 471-34-1 GRASS
GS0004-0617 Approved Magnesium hydroxide H2MgO2 1309-42-8 GRASS  C  A Report (pdf)
GS0005-0000 Approved* Silicon dioxide SiO2 7631-86-9 GRASS
GS0006-0217 Approved Erucamide C22H43NO 112-84-5 GRASS C B Report (pdf)
GS0007-0000 Approved* kaolin Al2H4O9Si2 1332-58-7 GRASS
GS0008-0000 Approved* Ascorbic acid C6H8O6 50-81-7 GRASS
GS0009-0000 Approved* Talc H2Mg3O12Si4 14807-96-6 GRASS
GS0010-0000 Approved* Mica Al2K2O6Si 12001-26-2 GRASS
GS0012-0000 Approved* alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) C29H50O2 10191-41-0 GRASS
GS0013-0000 Approved* Aluminium oxide Al2O3 1344-28-1 GRASS
GS0014-0000 Approved* Carbon black C 1333-86-4 GRASS
GS0015-0000 Approved* amines, bis(hydrogenated tallow alkyl) oxidised C36H75NO 143925-92-2 GRASS
GS0016-0000 Approved* Carbon dioxide CO2 124-38-9 GRASS
GS0017-0000 Approved* diatomaceous earth SiO2 (+ mixed mineral components) 61790-53-2 GRASS
GS0018-0000 Approved* Iron oxide black (magnetite) Fe3O4 1317-61-9; 12227-89-3 GRASS
GS0019-0000 Approved* Iron oxide red (hematite) Fe2O3 1309-37-1 GRASS
GS0020-0000 Approved* Iron hydroxide oxide (goethite) FeOOH 20344-49-4 GRASS
GS0022-0000 Approved* Gold Au 7440-57-5 GRASS
GS0023-0000 Approved* Sodium sulphate Na2SO4 15124-09-01; 7757-82-6 GRASS
GS0024-0317 Approved* Potassium carbonate K2CO3 0584-08-07 GRASS
GS0025-0317 Approved* Potassium hydroxide KOH 1310-58-3 GRASS
GS0026-0000 Approved* Sodium nitrate NaNO3 7631-99-4 GRASS
GS0027-0000 Approved* Sodium carbonate Na2CO3 497-19-8 GRASS
GS0029-0000 Approved* Calcium sulfate CaSO4 26499-65-0 GRASS
GS0030-0000 Approved* Calcium oxide CaO 1305-78-8 GRASS
GS0031-0000 Approved* Dolomite C2CaMgO6 16389-88-1 GRASS
GS0032-0000 Approved* Magnesium carbonate MgCO3 546-93-0 GRASS
GS0033-0000 Approved* Sodium aluminium silicate AlNaO6Si2 55465-40-2 GRASS
GS0034-0000 Approved* Potassium aluminium silicate Al.H4O4Si.K 1345-02-04; 12003-49-5 GRASS
GS0035-0000 Approved* nepheline syenite 2AlO4Si.K.Na 37244-96-5 GRASS
GS0036-0000 Approved* Aluminium silicate Al2O5Si 139264-88-3; 14504-95-1; 12141-46-7; 1327-36-2 GRASS
GS0037-0000 Approved* Boric acid H3BO3 11113-50-1; 10043-35-3 GRASS
GS0038-0000 Approved* Calcium silicate CaSiO3 13983-17-0; 1344-95-2 GRASS
GS0039-0000 Approved* Calcium phosphate Ca3(PO4)2 10103-46-5; 7758-87-4 GRASS
GS0040-0000 Approved* Bentonite Al2O3.4(SiO2).H2O 1302-78-9 GRASS
GS0041-0000 Approved* Nickel (elemental) Ni 7440-02-0 GRASS
GS0042-0000 Approved* Nitrogen N2 7727-37-9 GRASS
GS0043-0000 Approved* Sodium tetraborate Na2B4O7 1330-43-4 GRASS
GS0044-0317 Approved* Potassium hydrogen carbonate KHCO3 298-14-6; 17353-70-7 GRASS
GS0046-0000 Approved* Sodium hydrogen carbonate NaHCO3 144-55-8 GRASS
GS0047-0000 Approved* Magnesium bis(hydrogen carbonate) Mg(HCO3)2 2090-64-4 GRASS

* a substance that is classed as food grade, is approved as safe for use as a food additive in the EU, or present in USA’s GRAS (generally recognised as safe) list, and its preliminary approval is pending Organics Council ®’s full assessment report by 2020.

** Generally recognized as safe substance (GRASS) – a substance that is classed as food grade, is approved as safe for use as a food additive in the EU,
or present in USA’s GRAS (generally recognised as safe) list.