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Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer87 products
facial moisturizer/treatment63 products
lip gloss52 products
lipstick52 products
lip balm43 products
body oil41 products
exfoliant/scrub36 products
facial cleanser29 products
serums & essences22 products
beard oil14 products
conditioner14 products
hand cream14 products
antiperspirant/deodorant12 products
shampoo10 products
mask10 products
anti-aging9 products
baby lotion9 products
body wash/cleanser9 products
around-eye cream8 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
blush5 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
bar soap5 products
moisturizer with SPF5 products
body firming lotion4 products
BB cream4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
baby oil4 products
baby sunscreen3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
shaving cream3 products
makeup remover3 products
beard care3 products
beach & sport sunscreen3 products
hair styling aide2 products
makeup primer2 products
after sun product2 products
polish remover2 products
other men's products1 products
hair spray1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
toners/astringents1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
glitter1 products
baby wipes1 products
oil controller1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
Oils & Serums1 products
body spray1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
164 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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


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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.


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