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COUMARIN

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of skin irritation/allergies/damage; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; Government enforceable restrictions
COUMARIN can be found in 7 products.
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Level of Concern
 
Source
Prohibited as a food additive by the World Health Organization
Only in: Food ScoresĀ®
 
high
 
Acceptable Daily Intake Values (FDA/WHO) - Environmental Working Group (EWG)
The European Food Safety Authority reports this substance causes liver damage in animals, which may also occur in sensitive subpopulations of people.
Only in: Food ScoresĀ®
 
high
 
European Food Safety Authority. 2008. Coumarin in flavourings1 and other food ingredients with flavouring properties Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food (AFC). The EFSA Journal (2008) 793, 1-15.
Recognized by the European Union as a skin allergen
 
some
 
Allergen list - EU Cosmetics Directive
The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety reports this substance is an established contact allergen in humans.
 
some
 
Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011) - EU Cosmetics Directive
NTP Toxcast scored 0.5-1.5
 
some
 
EWG Toxcast Analysis - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
May cause an allergic skin reaction
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Data from ECHA Website - European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans
 
low
 
IARC 103 - IARC
 
 
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