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GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF OIL

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
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About GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) LEAF OIL: Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil is a volatile oil obtained from the leaf ofGaultheria procumbens.

Function(s): Flavoring Agent; Fragrance Ingredient

Synonym(s): GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) ESSENTIAL OIL; GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS (WINTERGREEN) OIL; GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS ESSENTIAL OIL; GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS LEAF OIL; GAULTHERIA PROCUMBENS OIL; PYROLA MINOR (WINTERGREEN) ESSENTIAL OIL; PYROLA MINOR (WINTERGREEN) OIL; PYROLA MINOR ESSENTIAL OIL; WINTERGREEN ESSENTIAL OIL; WINTERGREEN LEAF OIL; WINTERGREEN OIL

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of reproductive toxicityChapin, R

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

Chapin, R.E. and R.A. Sloane. NIEHS/NTP Reproductive Assessment by Continuous Breeding: Evolving Study Design and Summaries of Ninety Studies. Environmental Health Perspectives 105, Supplement 1: 199-394. 1997. http://ehpnet1.niehs.nih.gov/docs/1997/Suppl-1/chapin.html
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.
IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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