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CELLULOSE

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Low Concern
 
Cancer
 
Low Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for cancer; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
CELLULOSE can be found in 11 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
A review article reports cellulose is not carcinogenic
 
low
 
R. L. Anderson, J. W. Owens & C. W. Timms. 1992. The toxicity of purified cellulose in studies with laboratory animals. Cancer letters 63(2), 83-92.
A review article reports cellulose is not a a developmental or reproductive toxin.
 
low
 
R. L. Anderson, J. W. Owens & C. W. Timms. 1992. The toxicity of purified cellulose in studies with laboratory animals. Cancer letters 63(2), 83-92.
 
 
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