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Data: Fair

Aluminum Hydroxide

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Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

SYNONYMS

ALUMINA HYDRATE, ALUMINA, HYDRATED, ALUMINA, TRIHYDRATE, ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE SULPHATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE SULFATE (AL(OH)(SO4)), ALUMINUM OXIDE TRIHYDRATE, ALUMINUM OXIDE, HYDRATE, ALUMINUM TRIHYDROXIDE, ALUMUNUM HYDROXIDE, CI 77002, HYDRATE ALUMINUM OXIDE, HYDRATED ALUMINA, PIGMENT WHITE 24, TRIHYDRATE ALUMINA, TRIHYDROXY ALUMINUM, and TRIHYDROXYALUMINUM

Aluminum hydroxide, also known as hydrated alumina, is a form of aluminum used as a colorant.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Limited evidence of any toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information

Ecotoxicology

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
4434 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
  • 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.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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