Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
SYNONYMSARACHIC ACID, ARACHIDIC ACID, EICOSANOIC ACID, and ICOSANOIC ACID
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Arachidic Acid is a fatty acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial cleanser||11 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||9 products|
|body wash/cleanser||7 products|
|lip liner||5 products|
|eye shadow||4 products|
|brow liner||3 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||Open scientific literature|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|288 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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.
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