Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About SHELLAC WAX: Shellac Wax is a waxy fraction of bleached shellac obtained by physical means.
Function(s): Binder; Hair Conditioning Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; BINDING; EMOLLIENT; FILM FORMING; SKIN CONDITIONING
Synonym(s): SHELLAC WAXES; WAXES AND WAXY SUBSTANCES, SHELLAC; WAXES, SHELLAC
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|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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