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ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Multiple, additive exposure sources; Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT: Achillea Millefolium Extract is an extract of the whole plant of the yarrow, Achillea millefolium.

Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; PERFUMING

Synonym(s): ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM; COMMON YARROW EXTRACT; EXTRACT OF ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM; EXTRACT OF YARROW; MILFOIL EXTRACT; YARROW (ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM) EXTRACT; YARROW EXTRACT; YARROW HERB (ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM L.) ; YARROW, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM, EXT.

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Insufficient data to determine safetyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
155 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer