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Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
Allergies & immunotoxicity
Use restrictions
Other LOW concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of sense organ toxicityHarvell, J

Data gaps

Concern Reference
1,253 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

Harvell, J., M. Bason and H. Maibach. Contact Urticaria and its Mechanisms. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 32(2): 103-112. 1994. (Table 2: Substances identified as capable of causing contact urticaria).
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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