Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Products with this Ingredient
|recreational sunscreen||511 products|
|daily use with SPF||265 products|
|fragrance for women||106 products|
|lip balm with SPF||84 products|
|baby sunscreen||67 products|
|fragrance for men||56 products|
|body spray||28 products|
|body wash/cleanser||20 products|
|hair spray||10 products|
|lip liner||9 products|
|tanning oil||6 products|
|makeup primer||5 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
|liquid hand soap||4 products|
|facial cleanser||4 products|
|body oil||4 products|
|serums & essences||4 products|
|after shave||3 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||3 products|
|lip balm||2 products|
|setting powder/spray||2 products|
|sunless tanning||1 products|
|hand sanitizer||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|At 4.4 mg/cm(2) coverage of UV filter on the baby mouse skin, 0.80 +/- 0.28 % of the applied BMBM was detected in the receptor fluid at 24 h after application.||Klinubol P, Asawanonda P, Wanichwecharungruang SP Transdermal penetration of UV filters. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2008; 21 (1):23-9.|
Decreased skin absorption
|A 1% solution of avobenzone was applied to samples of human epidermis in vitro; less than 1/1000th of the applied chemical was detected within viable skin cells.||Hayden CGJ, Cross SE, Anderson C, Saunders NA, Roberts MS 2005. Sunscreen penetration of human skin and related keratinocyte toxicity after topical application. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology 18(4): 170-174.|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in cosmetics (concentration limit)||Japan's Standards for Cosmetics|
|Damage to DNA due to Parasol 1789 with exposure to UVA light||Damiani, E, L. Greci, et al. (1999). "Nitroxide radicals protect dna from damage when illuminated in vitro in the presence of dibenzoylmethane and a common sunscreen ingredient." Free Radical Biology and Medicine 26: 809-816.|
|Reports of photoallergy are rare, and are limited to sensitive individuals||Stitt WZD, Scott GA, Martin RE, Gaspari AA 1996. Multiple chemical sensitivities, including inatrogenic allergic contact dermatitis, in a patient with chronic actinic dermatitis: implication for management. American Journal of Contact Dermatitis 7(3): 166-170.; Buckley D, Wayte J, O|
|312 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|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 bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- Klinubol P, Asawanonda P, Wanichwecharungruang SP Transdermal penetration of UV filters. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2008; 21 (1):23-9.
- Hayden CGJ, Cross SE, Anderson C, Saunders NA, Roberts MS 2005. Sunscreen penetration of human skin and related keratinocyte toxicity after topical application. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology 18(4): 170-174.
- Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
- Damiani, E, L. Greci, et al. (1999). "Nitroxide radicals protect dna from damage when illuminated in vitro in the presence of dibenzoylmethane and a common sunscreen ingredient." Free Radical Biology and Medicine 26: 809-816.
- Stitt WZD, Scott GA, Martin RE, Gaspari AA 1996. Multiple chemical sensitivities, including inatrogenic allergic contact dermatitis, in a patient with chronic actinic dermatitis: implication for management. American Journal of Contact Dermatitis 7(3): 166-170.; Buckley D, Wayte J, O
- 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.
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.
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