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RNA

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
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About RNA: RNA is a polynucleotide involved in protein synthesis. It is found in both the nucleus andcytoplasm of cells. The four primary nucleosides are adenosine, guanosine, cytidine and uridine.

This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: RNA is in all living cells. Used in many protein shampoos and cosmetics. Alternatives: plant cells.

Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous; SKIN CONDITIONING

Data gaps

Concern Reference
688,784 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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