Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Other LOW concerns: Data gaps
About METHICONE: Methicone is a linear silicone-based polymer.
Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; Surface Modifier; ANTISTATIC; EMOLLIENT; SKIN CONDITIONING
Synonym(s): HYDROGEN METHYL POLYSILOXANE; ME HYDROGEN SILOXANES AND SILICONES; METHYL HYDROGEN POLYSILOXANE; POLY [OXY (METHYLSILYLENE) ] ; SILOXANES AND SILICONES, ME HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN METHYL POLYSILOXANE; METHYL HYDROGEN POLYSILOXANE; METHYL HYDROGEN SILOXANE; METHYL SILICATE 51; POLY (OXY (METHYLSILYLENE) ) ; SILICON METHYLATE
|Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|5 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.|
|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. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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