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ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN WAX

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

About ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN WAX: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax is a wax obtained from rice bran, Oryza sativa.

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; HAIR CONDITIONING; SKIN CONDITIONING; SKIN PROTECTING; SMOOTHING; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

Synonym(s): AEC RICE WAX; ORYZA SATIVA WAXES; ORYZA SATIVE BRAN WAX; RICE BRAN WAX; RICE BRAN WAXES; RICE WAX; RICEBRAN WAX; RICEBRAN WAX; RICE WAX; RICE WAX; WAXES AND WAXY SUBSTANCES, RICE BRAN; WAXES, ORYZA SATIVA; WAXES, RICE BRAN

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

Concern Reference
20,618 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
PESTICIDES
Data: Fair

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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.
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.

About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer