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HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
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Cancer
 
 
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About HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN: This ingredient is produced by acid or enzymatic hydrolysis of wheat protein.

Function(s): Film Former; Hair Conditioning Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; ANTISTATIC; SKIN CONDITIONING

Synoym(s): GLUTENS, ENZYME-MODIFIED; HYDROLYSATE PROTEINS, WHEAT; PROTEINS, WHEAT, HYDROLYSATE; WHEAT GLUTEN, ENZYME-MODIFIED; WHEAT HYDROLYSATE PROTEINS; WHEAT PROTEIN HYDROLYSATE

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
One or more human case studies show possible skin allergy or allergenic effectsVarjonen E, Petman L, Mäkinen-Kiljunen S

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
Varjonen E, Petman L, Mäkinen-Kiljunen S. "Immediate contact allergy from hydrolyzed wheat in a cosmetic cream." Allergy. 2000 Mar;55(3):294-6; Hann S, Hughes M, Stone N. "Allergic contact dermatitis to hydrolyzed wheat protein in a cosmetic cream." Contact Dermatitis. 2007 Feb;56(2):119-20.; Sanchez-Pérez J, Sanz T, García-Díez A. "Allergic contact dermatitis from hydrolyzed wheat protein in cosmetic cream." Contact Dermatitis. 2000 Jun;42(6):360.

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