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ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT: Extract of the dried flowers of the arnica plant, Arcnica montana.

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

Synonym(s): ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT, ARNICA ABSOLUTE; ARNICA EXTRACT; ARNICA FLOWER EXTRACT; ARNICA MONTANA EXTRACT; ARNICA MONTANA, EXT.; ARNICA RESINOID (ARNICA MONTANA) ; EXTRACT OF ARNICA; EXTRACT OF ARNICA MONTANA

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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

Data gaps

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

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) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
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.

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