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BETA SITOSTEROL


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Persistence and bioaccumulation; Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology

About BETA SITOSTEROL: Beta-Sitosterol is a sterol.

Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; EMULSION STABILISING; MASKING; SKIN CONDITIONING; STABILISING

Synonym(s): BETA-SITOSTEROL, (3 BETA) -STIGMAST-5-EN-3-OL; (3B) -STIGMAST-5-EN-3-OL; 24-A -ETHYLCHOLESTEROL; B-SITOSTEROL; STIGMAST-5-EN-3-BETA-OL; STIGMAST5EN3OL, (3B) ; 22,23-DIHYDROSTIGMASTEROL; 24-ALPHA-ETHYLCHOLESTEROL; ALPHA-DIHYDROFUCOSTEROL; ANGELICIN (STEROID) ; AZUPROSTAT

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeEmerging PBTs from peer-reviewed literature
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

Concern Reference
3,020 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.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
Emerging PBTs from peer-reviewed literature
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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