Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About ALBUMIN: Albumen is a dried whites of chicken eggs.
This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: In eggs, milk, muscles, blood, and many vegetable tissues and fluids. In cosmetics, albumen is usually derived from egg whites and used as a coagulating agent. May cause allergic reaction. In cakes, c ... read more
Function(s): Film Former; Hair Conditioning Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; FILM FORMING; SKIN CONDITIONING
Synonym(s): ALBUMEN, DRIED EGG WHITE; EGG ALBUMIN; OVA, WHITE; OVACYTE, WHITE; OVUM, WHITE; WHITE OVA; WHITE OVACYTE; WHITE OVUM; CRYSTALBUMINS; EGG-ALBUMIN; OVALBUMIN
|152,691 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|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.|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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