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D&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE


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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

About D&C YELLOW 6 ALUMINUM LAKE: In industrial production of colorants, the term "lake" is applied to pigments or dyes that are precipitated with metal salts such as aluminum, calcium, barium, or others. Most lake pigments ... read more

This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Pigments from animal, plant, and synthetic sources used to color foods, cosmetics, and other products. Cochineal is from insects. Widely used FD&C and D&C colors are coaltar (bituminous coal) derivati ... read more

Function(s): Colorant

Synoym(s): YELLOW 6LAKE, 2-NAPHTHALENESULFONIC ACID, 6-HYDROXY-2- [ (4-SULFOPHENYL) AZO] -, ALUMINUM LAKE; ALUMINUM, 6-HYDROXY-5- [ (4-SULFOPHENYL) AZO] -2-NAPHTHALENESULFONIC ACID COMPLEX; C.I. PIGMENT YELLOW 104; D&C YELLOW 6 AL LAKE; D&C YELLOW NO. 6 AL LAKE; D&C YELLOW NO. 6 ALUMINUM LAKE; FD&C YELLOW 6 AL LAKE; FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 AL LAKE; FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 ALUMINUM LAKE

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of toxicity (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))Klaassen, C
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

Concern Reference

Ecotoxicology

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
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
Klaassen, C., M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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