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INULA HELENIUM (ELECAMPANE) EXTRACT

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
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Cancer
 
 
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About INULA HELENIUM (ELECAMPANE) EXTRACT: Inula Helenium Extract is an extract of the elecampane, Inula helenium.

Function(s): Not Reported

Synonym(s): INULA HELENIUM EXTRACT,

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenEU Banned and Restricted Fragrances

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsEU Banned and Restricted Fragrances

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

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.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.

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