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ESTROGEN

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 

This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Female hormones from pregnant mares? urine. Considered a drug. Can have harmful systemic effects if used by children. Used for reproductive problems and in birth control pills and Premarin, a menopaus ... read more

Possible impurity in: PLACENTAL PROTEIN (1 products), PLACENTA ENZYMES (1 products), PLACENTAL EXTRACT (1 products), PLACENTAL LIPIDS, BOVINE , PLACENTAL EXTRACT, HUMAN, LYOPHILIZED , PLACENTAL EXTRACT, HUMAN, LIQUID , HUMAN PLACENTAL PROTEIN HYDROLYSATE , BOVINE PLACENTAL PROTEIN , BOVINE PLACENTAL EXTRACT , ANIMAL PLACENTAL EXTRACT , see all ingredients | products

Endocrine disruption

Concern Reference
Known human disruptor

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

Concern Reference
Known human toxicant

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsCanada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients

Data gaps

Concern Reference
109,007 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Data Sources

Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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