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Data: Limited

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Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer44 products
facial moisturizer/treatment27 products
shampoo23 products
facial cleanser23 products
body wash/cleanser21 products
conditioner21 products
mask18 products
body firming lotion17 products
around-eye cream16 products
muscle/joint soreness14 products
serums & essences13 products
bath oil/salts/soak9 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
liquid hand soap6 products
toners/astringents6 products
concealer5 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
4 products
body oil4 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
setting powder/spray3 products
after shave3 products
diaper cream3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
detangler3 products
baby lotion3 products
hair spray3 products
baby shampoo3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
hand cream3 products
shaving cream3 products
baby soap2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
hair styling aide2 products
anti-aging2 products
foot odor control1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
beard cleanser1 products
after sun product1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
mascara1 products
bubble bath1 products


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Concern Reference
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Insufficient data to determine safetyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
145 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.


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