Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About CHITOSAN: Chitosan is deacylated Chitin (q.v.).
This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: A fiber derived from crustacean shells. Used as a lipid binder in diet products, in hair, oral and skin care products, antiperspirants, and deodorants. Alternatives: raspberries, yams, legumes, dried ... read more
Function(s): Film Former; Hair Fixative; FILM FORMING; HAIR FIXING
Synonym(s): DEACETYLCHITIN; CHICOL; CHITOPEARL 3510; CHITOPEARL BC 3000; CHITOPEARL BCW 2500; CHITOPEARL BCW 3000; CHITOPEARL BCW 3500; CHITOPEARL BCW 3505; CHITOPEARL BCW 3507; CTA 4; DAC 70
|10,196 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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