Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation.

No Data, Some Concern
Skin Allergies &
Some Concern
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
Some Concern
No Data, Some Concern
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 31 products.
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Prohibited as a food additive by the World Health Organization
Only in: Food Scores®
Environmental Working Group (EWG): Acceptable Daily Intake Values (FDA/WHO)
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 Scores®
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
EU Cosmetics Directive: Allergen list
The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety reports this substance is an established contact allergen in humans.
EU Cosmetics Directive: Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011)
NTP Toxcast scored 2.5-3.5
National Toxicology Program (NTP): EWG Toxcast Analysis
May cause an allergic skin reaction
Only in: Household Cleaners
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Agents classified by the IARC Monographs (through Volume 127)
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