SYNONYMSAGAR, AGAR (GELIDIUM SPP.), AGAR AGAR FLAKE, AGAR-AGAR, AGAROPECTIN, MIXT. WITH AGAROSE, and MIXT. WITH AGAROSE AGAROPECTIN
Agar is a dried, hydrophilic, colloidal polygalactoside derived from various Gelidium speciesor closely related red alga.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|BB cream||16 products|
|facial cleanser||9 products|
|serums & essences||7 products|
|body wash/cleanser||6 products|
|eye shadow||4 products|
|around-eye cream||3 products|
|lip plumper||2 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||2 products|
|makeup primer||2 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
|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|
|67007 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- 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.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
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