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Data: Limited

Abies Balsamea (Balsam)

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (high)

SYNONYMS

ABIES BALSAMEA, ABIES BALSAMEA (BALSAM CANADA) RESIN, ABIES BALSAMEA (BALSAM), ABIES BALSAMEA BALSAM, ABIES BALSAMEA BALSAMS, ABIES BALSAMEA OLEORESIN, BALSAM, BALSAM CANADA, BALSAM CANADA RESIN, BALSAM OF FIR, BALSAMS, ABIES BALSAMEA, BALSAMS, CANADA, CANADA BALSAMS, CANADIAN BALSAM, FIR BALSAM, and FIR BALSAM ABSOLUTE

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Abies Balsamea (Balsam Canada) Resin is an oleoresin obtained from the balsam fir, Abiesbalsamea.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyOpen scientific literature
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
75 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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