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HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Low Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Low Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; general systemic/organ effects; skin irritation/allergies/damage
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL can be found in 34 products.
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Level of Concern
 
Source
May contain allergens.
 
some
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR): CIR Assessments
Allergic skin reaction reported in human case study.
 
some
 
Daniel W. Shaw. 1900. Allergic contact dermatitis from 12-hydroxystearic Acid and hydrogenated castor oil. Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug 20(6), E16-20.
Allergic skin reaction reported in human case study.
 
some
 
Kathy Taghipour, Frances Tatnall & David Orton. 2008. Allergic axillary dermatitis due to hydrogenated castor oil in a deodorant. Contact dermatitis 58(3), 168-9.
No evidence of irritation in human patch tests (details of study not provided).
 
low
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR): CIR Assessments
Low acute oral toxicity in rats.
 
low
 
Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR): CIR Assessments
Component: FATTY ACIDS
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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