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CELLULOSE GUM

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Low Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for damage to DNA; acute aquatic toxicity; general systemic/organ effects
CELLULOSE GUM can be found in 108 products.
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Level of Concern
 
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The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is not anaerobically degradable.
 
some
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports this substance may have a laxative effect in people.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
some
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 1990. Toxicological evaluation of certain food additives and contaminants. WHO Food Additives Series, No. 26, 1990, nos 680-693 on INCHEM. 687. Modified celluloses (WHO Food Additives Series 26).
A Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel reports that this substance is not irritating to the skin.
 
low
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review. 1986. 1: Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Hydroxyethylcellulose, Gum Hydroxypropylcellulose, Methylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, and Cellulose. International Journal of Toxicology 5(3), 1-59.
A Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel reports that this substance is not a skin sensitizer
 
low
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review. 1986. 1: Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Hydroxyethylcellulose, Gum Hydroxypropylcellulose, Methylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, and Cellulose. International Journal of Toxicology 5(3), 1-59.
The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance in inherently biodegradable.
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
EU Ecolabel: Detergents Ingredients Database
This substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): FDA - Priority based Assessment of Food Additive (PAFA)
A Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel reports that this substance shows very low acute toxicity (high LD50 value).
 
low
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review. 1986. 1: Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Hydroxyethylcellulose, Gum Hydroxypropylcellulose, Methylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, and Cellulose. International Journal of Toxicology 5(3), 1-59.
A Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel reports that this substance is not mutagenic
 
low
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review. 1986. 1: Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Hydroxyethylcellulose, Gum Hydroxypropylcellulose, Methylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, and Cellulose. International Journal of Toxicology 5(3), 1-59.
 
 
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