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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, and PENTANOIC ACID, 2-AMINO-5-((AMINOIMINOMETHYL)AMINO)-, (S)-

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's 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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mask156 products
facial moisturizer/treatment126 products
conditioner93 products
foundation88 products
serums & essences72 products
moisturizer68 products
shampoo66 products
facial cleanser51 products
around-eye cream38 products
hair treatment/serum31 products
body wash/cleanser26 products
mascara24 products
exfoliant/scrub23 products
toners/astringents23 products
hand cream19 products
eye shadow18 products
lipstick17 products
glitter12 products
recreational sunscreen11 products
hair styling aide11 products
anti-aging9 products
styling gel/lotion9 products
makeup primer8 products
makeup remover8 products
7 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
daily use with SPF6 products
foot moisturizer6 products
foot cleansing6 products
nail treatment6 products
eye liner5 products
baby lotion5 products
liquid hand soap5 products
body spray4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
other eye makeup4 products
setting powder/spray3 products
toothpaste3 products
body firming lotion3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
baby sunscreen2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
after sun product2 products
beard care2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
baby wipes2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
hair spray2 products
after shave2 products
shaving cream1 products
detangler1 products
nail glue1 products
BB cream1 products
concealer1 products
tanning oil1 products
bar soap1 products
diaper cream1 products
foot odor control1 products
oil controller1 products
lip plumper1 products
baby toothpaste1 products

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

Ecotoxicology

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

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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