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FLUORIDE ION


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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)

Synonym(s): FLUORIDE; FLUORIDE ION (1-) ; FLUORIDE ION (F-) ; FLUORIDE (1-) ; FLUORINE ION (1-) ; HYDROFLUORIC ACID, ION (1-) ; PERFLUORIDE

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of musculoskeletal toxicityCalifornia EPA, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Limited evidence of respiratory toxicity (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))California EPA, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Data gaps

Concern Reference
35,234 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

California EPA, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Air Toxics Hot Spots Program Risk Assessment Guidelines, Part III: Technical Support Document
California EPA, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Air Toxics Hot Spots Program Risk Assessment Guidelines, Part III: Technical Support Document
Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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