Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
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HIGHAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||38 products|
|serums & essences||24 products|
|facial cleanser||17 products|
|daily use with SPF||12 products|
|body oil||10 products|
|lip balm||9 products|
|around-eye cream||7 products|
|lip gloss||7 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||6 products|
|body wash/cleanser||5 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|fragrance for women||2 products|
|bar soap||2 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|pore strips||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|recreational sunscreen||1 products|
|beard oil||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|body cleansing wipes||1 products|
|body spray||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|liquid hand soap||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|Known human any toxicant or allergen||Open scientific literature|
|Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as medium human health priority||Open scientific literature|
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Open scientific literature|
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||Open scientific literature|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|109 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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