Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
SYNONYMSALUMINA 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.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Limited evidence of any toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|4434 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM 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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