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EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
Low Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for damage to DNA; acute aquatic toxicity; general systemic/organ effects
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL can be found in 67 products.
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Level of Concern
 
Source
The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety reports this substance is an established contact allergen in humans.
 
some
 
EU Cosmetics Directive: Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011)
May cause an allergic skin reaction
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Component: EUCALYPTOL
May cause an allergic skin reaction
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Component: EUCALYPTOL
NTP Toxcast scored 1.5-2.5
 
some
 
National Toxicology Program (NTP): EWG Toxcast Analysis
Causes skin irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA): GHS Data from ECHA Website
Dermal sensitization to Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil has been reported in human clinical studies.
 
some
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR): CIR Assessments
Not known to cause asthma
 
low
 
Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC): AOEC Exposure Code List (2020 Update)
Component: EUCALYPTOL
The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety reports this substance lacks data on contact allergy in humans.
 
low
 
EU Cosmetics Directive: Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011)
Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil did not exhibit carcinogenicity in limited animal tests.
 
low
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR): CIR Assessments
Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil exhibits low acute oral toxicity.
 
low
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR): CIR Assessments
Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil exhibits low acute dermal toxicity.
 
low
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR): CIR Assessments
Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil was not genotoxic in in vitro tests.
 
low
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR): CIR Assessments
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.
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 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: EUCALYPTOL
EPA testing shows this substance has low acute toxicity to aquatic life
 
low
 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): EPA Fathead Minnow Acute Toxicity Database
Component: EUCALYPTOL
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)
 
 
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