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SACCHAROMYCES/ GOLD FERMENT

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

Function(s): SKIN CONDITIONING

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsCosIng

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of kidney toxicityKlaassen, C
Limited evidence of respiratory toxicity (only for products that may be aerosolized (airborne))Nemery, B
Limited evidence of cardiovascular or blood toxicityMalachowsky, M
Limited evidence of kidney toxicityMerck & Co

Enhanced skin absorption

Concern Reference
Absorbs into the skinAPCP

Data gaps

Concern Reference

Occupational hazards

Concern Reference
Single case study detailing occupational hazardsNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Data Sources

APCP. 2007. Acqua-Biomin® Product Line: Technical Information. South Plainfield, NJ: Arch Personal Care Products, 8.
APCP. 2007. Acqua-Biomin® Product Line: Technical Information. South Plainfield, NJ: Arch Personal Care Products, 8. [accessed at http://www.archchemicals.com/Fed/PC/Docs/Acqua-Biomin_v1.0.pdf].
European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
Klaassen, C., M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull
Malachowsky, M.J. Health Effects of Toxic Substances. Government Institutes. Rockville, MD 1995.
Merck & Co. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. TABLE 226-1. Common Nephrotoxic Agents http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/tables/226tb1.htm
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
Nemery, B. Metal Toxicity and the Respiratory Tract. European Respiratory Journal. 3(2): 202-219. 1990.(Table 1: Summary of pulmonary toxicity of metals).

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