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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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lipstick498 products
foundation313 products
concealer193 products
eye liner180 products
lip liner168 products
brow liner110 products
eye shadow105 products
mascara85 products
lip gloss72 products
bronzer/highlighter72 products
recreational sunscreen68 products
facial moisturizer/treatment63 products
blush59 products
moisturizer57 products
lip balm50 products
daily use with SPF45 products
facial powder41 products
facial cleanser36 products
CC cream33 products
serums & essences33 products
lip balm with SPF26 products
shampoo26 products
mask23 products
exfoliant/scrub22 products
body wash/cleanser20 products
around-eye cream20 products
makeup primer19 products
conditioner16 products
setting powder/spray16 products
body firming lotion15 products
hand cream12 products
shaving cream11 products
anti-aging11 products
hand sanitizer9 products
7 products
body oil7 products
after shave7 products
sunless tanning7 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
nail polish5 products
liquid hand soap5 products
toners/astringents5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
BB cream4 products
baby soap4 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
baby shampoo4 products
lip plumper3 products
other eye makeup3 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
tanning oil2 products
hair spray2 products
nail treatment2 products
depilatory2 products
detangler1 products
body powder1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
diaper cream1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
bubble bath1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products


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Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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 18(S3):1-26, 1999
219 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
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food


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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyIJT 18(S3):1-26, 1999

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 Sources

  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • IJT 18(S3):1-26, 1999
  • 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.
  • 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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