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TOCOPHEROL

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Low Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of blood-related effects; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; damage to vision
TOCOPHEROL can be found in 23 products.
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Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports that this substance causes damage to breastfeeding animals at high doses.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
high
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 1987. 30th Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. World Health Organization Technical Report Series 751.
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports that this substance causes blood effects in animals at high doses.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
high
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 1987. 30th Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. World Health Organization Technical Report Series 751.
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports that this substance causes damage to breastfeeding animals at high doses.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
high
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 1987. 30th Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. World Health Organization Technical Report Series 751.
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives reports that this substance causes blood effects in animals at high doses.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
moderate
 
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). 1987. 30th Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. World Health Organization Technical Report Series 751.
A Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel reports this substance causes blood effects in animals at high doses.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
some
 
Monice Zondlo Fiume. 2002. Final report on the safety assessment of Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Tocopheryl Nicotinate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Dioleyl Tocopheryl Methylsilanol, Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate, and Tocophe. International journal of toxicology 21 Suppl 3, 51-116.
A Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel reports this substance causes blood effects in animals at high doses.
Only in: Food Scores®
 
some
 
Monice Zondlo Fiume. 2002. Final report on the safety assessment of Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Tocopheryl Nicotinate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Dioleyl Tocopheryl Methylsilanol, Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate, and Tocophe. International journal of toxicology 21 Suppl 3, 51-116.
A Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel reports this substance is not a sensitizer
 
low
 
Monice Zondlo Fiume. 2002. Final report on the safety assessment of Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Tocopheryl Nicotinate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Dioleyl Tocopheryl Methylsilanol, Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate, and Tocophe. International journal of toxicology 21 Suppl 3, 51-116.
A Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel reports this substance is not a sensitizer
 
low
 
Monice Zondlo Fiume. 2002. Final report on the safety assessment of Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Tocopheryl Nicotinate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Dioleyl Tocopheryl Methylsilanol, Potassium Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Phosphate, and Tocophe. International journal of toxicology 21 Suppl 3, 51-116.
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)

Impurities

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
Suspected of causing genetic defects
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
Suspected of causing cancer
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
Very toxic to aquatic life
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
eye damage
 
some
 
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
Harmful if swallowed
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans
 
some
 
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
May cause an allergic skin reaction
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
Causes serious eye damage
Only in: Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Oven Cleaner; Household Cleaners
 
some
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
NTP Toxcast scored 1.5-2.5
 
some
 
National Toxicology Program (NTP): EWG Toxcast Analysis
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans
 
low
 
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Agents classified by the IARC Monographs (through Volume 127)
Impurity: HYDROQUINONE
eye irritation
 
low
 
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH): Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis
 
 
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