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HYDROCORTISONE


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

This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Hormone from adrenal glands. Widely used in medicine. Alternatives: synthetics.

Synonym(s): (11B) -11,17,21-TRIHYDROXYPREGNA-4-ENE-3,20-DIONE; PREGN-4-ENE-3,20-DIONE, 11,17,21-TRIHYDROXY-, (11.BETA.) -; PREGN4ENE3,20DIONE, 11,17,21TRIHYDROXY, (11 ) ; 11-BETA,17,21-TRIHYDROXYPREGN-4-ENE-3,20-DIONE; 11-BETA,17-ALPHA,21-TRIHYDROXY-4-PREGNENE-3,20-DIONE; 11-BETA,17-ALPHA,21-TRIHYDROXYPREGN-4-ENE-3,20-DIONE; 11-BETA-HYDROCORTISONE; 11-BETA-HYDROXYCORTISONE; 17-HYDROXYCORTICOSTERONE; 4-PREGNENE-11-BETA,17-ALPHA,21-TRIOL 3,20-DIONE; AEROSEB-HC

Data gaps

Concern Reference
76,848 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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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