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.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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|facial moisturizer/treatment||126 products|
|serums & essences||72 products|
|facial cleanser||51 products|
|around-eye cream||38 products|
|hair treatment/serum||31 products|
|body wash/cleanser||26 products|
|hand cream||19 products|
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|recreational sunscreen||11 products|
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|styling gel/lotion||9 products|
|makeup primer||8 products|
|makeup remover||8 products|
|daily use with SPF||6 products|
|foot moisturizer||6 products|
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|nail treatment||6 products|
|eye liner||5 products|
|baby lotion||5 products|
|liquid hand soap||5 products|
|body spray||4 products|
|hair-loss treatment||4 products|
|other eye makeup||4 products|
|setting powder/spray||3 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|hair color and bleaching||3 products|
|baby sunscreen||2 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||2 products|
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|after sun product||2 products|
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|baby wipes||2 products|
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|after shave||2 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|nail glue||1 products|
|BB cream||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|diaper cream||1 products|
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Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
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|
|95869 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM 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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