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THYMOL

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
Low Concern
 
Environment
 
Moderate Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of chronic aquatic toxicity; general systemic/organ effects
THYMOL can be found in 4 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
 
moderate
 
2013. EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes >> GHS Hazard Codes, thymol (consumer).
Harmful if swallowed
 
moderate
 
2013. EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes >> GHS Hazard Codes, thymol (consumer).
A peer-reviewed study reports this substance is not estrogenic.
 
low
 
D. Miller, B. Wheals, N. Beresford & J. P. Sumpter. 2001. Estrogenic activity of phenolic additives determined by an in vitro yeast bioassay. Environmental health perspectives 109(2), 133-8.
A review articles reports this substance does not cause cancer.
 
low
 
Alan Andersen. 2006. Final report on the safety assessment of sodium p-chloro-m-cresol, p-chloro-m-cresol, chlorothymol, mixed cresols, m-cresol, o-cresol, p-cresol, isopropyl cresols, thymol, o-cymen-5-ol, and carvacrol. International journal of toxicology 25 Suppl 1, 29-127.
This substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
FDA - Priority based Assessment of Food Additive (PAFA) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
 
 
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