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LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL

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

About LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL: Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil is an expressed oil from the dried ripe seed of Linumusitatissimum.

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

Synonym(s): LINSEED OIL; LINSEED OIL ABSOLUTE; LINSEED OIL,; LINSEED OILS; LINSEED SEED OIL; LINUM USITATISSIMUM SEED OIL; OILS, LINSEED; FLAXSEED OIL; GROCO; L-310

Data gaps

Concern Reference
1,568 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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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