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BIXA ORELLANA (ANNATTO) SEED EXTRACT

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology

About BIXA ORELLANA (ANNATTO) SEED EXTRACT: Bixa Orellana Seed Extract is an extract of the seeds of Bixa orellana.

Function(s): Fragrance Ingredient; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Miscellaneous

Synonym(s): BIXA ORELLANA SEED EXTRACT, (ALL-E) - 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18-EICOSANONAENEDIOIC ACID, 4,6,8,13,17-TETRAMETHYL-; 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18-EICOSANONAENEDIOIC ACID, 4,6,8,13,17-TETRAMETHYL-, (ALL-E) -; 4,6,8,13,17-TETRAMETHYL- (ALL-E) - 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18-EICOSANONAENEDIOIC ACID; ANNATO; ANNATTO; ANNATTO EXTRACT; ANNATTO SEED EXTRACT; ANNATTO, WATER-SOLUBLE; ANNOTTA; ARNATTA; ARNATTO

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data Sources

CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
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.

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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