Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About HONEY: Honey is a saccharic secretion gathered and stored by honey bees, Apis mellifera.
This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Food for bees, made by bees. Can cause allergic reactions. Used as a coloring and an emollient in cosmetics and as a flavoring in foods. Should never be fed to infants. Alternatives: in foodsâ€”m ... read more
Function(s): Flavoring Agent; Humectant; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Humectant; EMOLLIENT; MOISTURISING
|7,244 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry. |
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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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
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