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LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) ACID

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

About LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) ACID: Linseed Acid is a mixture of fatty acids derived from Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Oil(q.v.).

Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing AgentSurfactant-Cleansing Agent is included as a function for the soap form of Linseed Acid.; EMOLLIENT; EMULSIFYING

Synoym(s): LINSEED ACID, ACIDS, LINSEED; FATTY ACIDS, LINSEED OIL; FATTY ACIDS, LINSEEDOIL; FLAX ACID; LINSEED ACIDS; LINSEED OIL FATTY ACID; LINSEED OIL FATTY ACIDS; LINSEED OIL, ACIDULATED; LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) ACID; LINUM USITATISSIMUM ACID

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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