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BOTANICAL OIL

Products with this unspecific ingredient may be composed of any the specific substances listed below. The evidence shown is based on the most concerning group member.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
Low Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of skin irritation/allergies/damage; chronic aquatic toxicity; acute aquatic toxicity
This unspecific ingredient, Botanical Oil, can be found in 130 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Botanical Oil
A review article reports this substance is not mutagenic
 
low
 
F. Bakkali, S. Averbeck, D. Averbeck & M. Idaomar. 2008. Biological effects of essential oils--a review. Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association 46(2), 446-75.
Botanical Oil
A review article reports this substance may have anticarcinogenic activity
 
low
 
F. Bakkali, S. Averbeck, D. Averbeck & M. Idaomar. 2008. Biological effects of essential oils--a review. Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association 46(2), 446-75.
Botanical Oil
A peer-reviewed study reports that botanical oils prevent oxidative damage.
 
low
 
Kevin P. Anthony, Suziat A. Deolu-Sobogun & Mahmoud A. Saleh. 2012. Comprehensive assessment of antioxidant activity of essential oils. Journal of food science 77(8), C839-43.

Impurities

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
May cause an allergic skin reaction
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
suspected human carcinogen
 
some
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
Exposure by all routes should be carefully controlled to levels as low as possible
 
some
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
cancer
 
some
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
Reasonably Anticipated To Be Human Carcinogen
 
some
 
NTP 12th RoC - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
Probably carcinogenic to humans
 
some
 
EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) - Cancer - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
May cause genetic defects
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
May cause cancer
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
May damage fertility or the unborn child
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
May damage fertility.
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
May damage the unborn child.
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
Suspected of damaging the unborn child.
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
Very toxic to aquatic life
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
Known to cause cancer
 
some
 
Prop 65 - CA Proposition 65
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
Carcinogenic to humans
 
some
 
IARC 103 - IARC
Botanical Oil
Impurity: BENZO[A]PYRENE
Clear evidence of endocrine disruption in at least one animal study
 
some
 
EU Endocrine Disrupters - EU Endocrine
 
 
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