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FD&C BLUE 1

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of nervous system effects; skin irritation/allergies/damage
FD&C BLUE 1 can be found in 64 products.
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Review article concluded that chemical causes cancer
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Sarah Kobylewski & Michael F. Jacobson. 2012. Toxicology of food dyes. International journal of occupational and environmental health 18(3), 220-46.
Review article concluded that chemical can cause hyperactivity in children
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Sarah Kobylewski & Michael F. Jacobson. 2012. Toxicology of food dyes. International journal of occupational and environmental health 18(3), 220-46.
A review study found that cell-based screening tests suggest the potential for neurotoxicity.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Sarah Kobylewski & Michael F. Jacobson. 2012. Toxicology of food dyes. International journal of occupational and environmental health 18(3), 220-46.
A review article concluded that chemical possibly caused brain and bladder tumors in rats.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Sarah Kobylewski & Michael F. Jacobson. 2012. Toxicology of food dyes. International journal of occupational and environmental health 18(3), 220-46.
The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers reports this substance can irritate the skin.
 
some
 
The Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products Intended for Consumers. 2004. OPINION OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON COSMETIC PRODUCTS AND NON-FOOD PRODUCTS INTENDED FOR CONSUMERS CONCERNING ACID BLUE 9.
Review article concluded that chemical caused hypersensitivity reactions.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Sarah Kobylewski & Michael F. Jacobson. 2012. Toxicology of food dyes. International journal of occupational and environmental health 18(3), 220-46.
A review article concluded that 15% of people suffering from skin allergy reacted to Red 40 in a skin allergy test.
Only in: Food
 
some
 
Sarah Kobylewski & Michael F. Jacobson. 2012. Toxicology of food dyes. International journal of occupational and environmental health 18(3), 220-46.
Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans
 
low
 
IARC 103 - IARC
 
 
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