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COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS (BALSAM COPAIBA) RESIN

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

About COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS (BALSAM COPAIBA) RESIN: Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin is an oleoresin obtained from Copaiferaofficinalis.

Function(s): Film Former; Fragrance Ingredient

Synonym(s): BALSAM COPAIBA; BALSAM COPAIBA RESIN; BALSAMS, COPAIBA; BALSAMS, COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS; COPAIBA BALSAM; COPAIBA BALSAM (COPAIFERA L.) ; COPAIBA BALSAMS; COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS BALSAM; COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS BALSAMS; COPAIFERA OFFICINALIS RESIN; JESUIT'S BALSAM

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Data gaps

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

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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.

About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer