Abies Balsamea (Balsam)
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high)
SYNONYMSABIES 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: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Abies Balsamea (Balsam Canada) Resin is an oleoresin obtained from the balsam fir, Abiesbalsamea.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||Open scientific literature|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|75 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment 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.
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