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Data: Fair

Arginine

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SYNONYMS

● (S)- PENTANOIC ACID, 2-AMINO-5-((AMINOIMINOMETHYL)AMINO)-
● 2-AMINO-5-((AMINOIMINOMETHYL)AMINO)- (S)- PENTANOIC ACID
● 5-((AMINOIMINOMETHYL)AMINO)- L-NORVALINE
● ARGININE
● L-A-AMINO-D -GUANIDINOVALERIC ACID
● L-ARGININE
● L-NORVALINE, 5-((AMINOIMINOMETHYL)AMINO)-
● L-ORNITHINE, N5-(AMINOIMINOMETHYL)-
● N5-(AMINOIMINOMETHYL)- L-ORNITHINE
● PENTANOIC ACID, 2-AMINO-5-((AMINOIMINOMETHYL)AMINO)-, (S)-

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Arginine is a naturally occurring amino acid.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mask186 products
facial moisturizer/treatment139 products
conditioner115 products
serums & essences104 products
shampoo93 products
moisturizer74 products
hair treatment/serum63 products
facial cleanser49 products
foundation44 products
mascara39 products
around-eye cream38 products
exfoliant/scrub26 products
body wash/cleanser23 products
toners/astringents19 products
hair styling aide19 products
eye shadow18 products
lipstick18 products
hand cream15 products
recreational sunscreen12 products
glitter12 products
hair color and bleaching12 products
brow liner12 products
anti-aging11 products
makeup primer8 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
nail treatment7 products
makeup remover6 products
daily use with SPF6 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
liquid hand soap5 products
toothpaste5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
baby lotion5 products
foot cleansing4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
body spray4 products
hair spray4 products
setting powder/spray3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
body firming lotion3 products
skin fading/lightener3 products
foot odor control3 products
other eye makeup3 products
baby toothpaste2 products
after shave2 products
after sun product2 products
lip plumper2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
detangler2 products
bar soap2 products
1 products
beard cleanser1 products
baby wipes1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
oil controller1 products
beard care1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
diaper cream1 products
eye liner1 products
shaving cream1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
concealer1 products
blush1 products
nail polish1 products

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment 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 Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
95869 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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