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LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) OIL

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
Some Concern
 
Environment
 
Low Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for damage to DNA; biodegradation; general systemic/organ effects
LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) OIL can be found in 29 products.
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Level of Concern
 
Source
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.
Component: TERPENES
A review article reports that terpenes may have anticancer properties.
 
low
 
Girija Kuttan, Poyil Pratheeshkumar, Kanjoormana Aryan Manu & Ramadasan Kuttan. 2011. Inhibition of tumor progression by naturally occurring terpenoids. Pharmaceutical biology 49(10), 995-1007.
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.
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.
Component: LINALOOL
This peer-reviewed study reports this substance is a significant skin sensitizer after oxidation.
 
some
 
Johanna Bråred Christensson, Mihály Matura, Birgitta Gruvberger, Magnus Bruze & Ann-Therese Karlberg. 2010. Linalool--a significant contact sensitizer after air exposure. Contact dermatitis 62(1), 32-41.
Component: LINALOOL
This peer-reviewed study reports this substance is a significant skin sensitizer after oxidation.
 
some
 
Johanna Bråred Christensson, Pia Forsström, Ann-Marie Wennberg, Ann-Therese Karlberg & Mihály Matura. 2009. Air oxidation increases skin irritation from fragrance terpenes. Contact dermatitis 60(1), 32-40.
Component: LINALOOL
This peer-reviewed study reports this substance is a significant skin sensitizer after oxidation.
 
some
 
Deirdre A. Buckley. 2011. Allergy to oxidized linalool in the UK. Contact dermatitis 64(4), 240-1.
Component: LINALOOL
This peer-reviewed study reports this substance is a contact skin allergen.
 
some
 
Mihály Matura, Ian R. White, Cecilia Svedman, Jeanne D. Johansen, An Goossens, Peter Frosch, Magnus Bruze, Klaus E. Andersen, Anna Börje, Maria Sköld & Ann-Therese Karlberg. 2005. Selected oxidized fragrance terpenes are common contact allergens. Contact dermatitis 52(6), 320-8.
 
 
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