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6-AMINO-M-CRESOL

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) OPINION ON 6-Amino-m-cresol (INCI) 2-Amino-5-methylphenol, COLIPA n° A75
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Product type restrictions or differences noted in safety assessment by industry panelCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Allergies/immunotoxicity

Concern Reference
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidence

Cancer

Concern Reference
Possible mutagenScientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) OPINION ON 6-Amino-m-cresol (INCI) 2-Amino-5-methylphenol, COLIPA n° A75
Cancer - limited evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Cancer - limited evidence

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
22 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) OPINION ON 6-Amino-m-cresol (INCI) 2-Amino-5-methylphenol, COLIPA n° A75. June 2012. http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_095.pdf
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) OPINION ON 6-Amino-m-cresol (INCI) 2-Amino-5-methylphenol, COLIPA n° A75. June 2012. http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_095.pdf

About the ratings

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