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ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)

Score:

Data: Fair

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Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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beach & sport sunscreen81 products
moisturizer with SPF72 products
facial moisturizer/treatment69 products
hair color and bleaching60 products
serums & essences54 products
moisturizer53 products
lipstick52 products
shampoo39 products
conditioner37 products
mask26 products
lip balm with SPF21 products
facial cleanser20 products
lip gloss18 products
foundation17 products
body firming lotion17 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
lip balm13 products
exfoliant/scrub13 products
hair treatment/serum12 products
mouthwash11 products
CC cream11 products
toners/astringents10 products
around-eye cream10 products
anti-aging9 products
facial powder9 products
Facial Sun Care8 products
BB cream7 products
sunless tanning6 products
hand cream6 products
concealer6 products
makeup with SPF5 products
detangler5 products
toothpaste5 products
hair spray4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
mascara4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)4 products
hair styling aide4 products
brow liner3 products
makeup remover3 products
eye liner3 products
makeup primer3 products
Tanning Sprays3 products
after sun product2 products
tanning oil2 products
bar soap1 products
body oil1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
after shave1 products
baby lotion1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
baby shampoo1 products
body spray1 products
tooth whitening1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productIJT 24(2):51-111, 2005
66172 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyIJT 24(2):51-111, 2005

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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 Sources

  • IJT 24(2):51-111, 2005
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.

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