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CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
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About CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT: Extract of the seeds of the grapefruit, Citrus grandis.

Function(s): Preservative; ASTRINGENT; SKIN CONDITIONING; TONIC

Synoym(s): CITRUS GRANDIS SEED EXTRACT; CITRUS PARADISI SEED EXTRACT; CITRUS SEED EXTRACT; EXTRACT OF CITRUS GRANDIS SEED; EXTRACT OF GRAPEFRUIT SEED; EXTRACT OF GRAPEFRUIT SEEDS; GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT; GRAPEFRUIT SEEDS EXTRACT; GRAPEFRUIT, EXT.

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
111 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABEN
Data: Limited
TRICLOSAN
Data: Fair

Data Sources

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.
von Woedtke T, Schluter B, Pflegel P, Lindequist U, Julich WD. Aspects of the antimicrobial efficacy of grapefruit seed extract and its relation to preservative substances contained. Pharmazie. 1999 Jun;54(6):452-6.

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