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Other ConcernsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
SYNONYMSBARIUM SALT SULFURIC ACID, BARIUM SULFATE, BARIUM SULPHATE, BLANC FIXE, PIGMENT WHITE 21, PIGMENT WHITE 22, SULFURIC ACID, BARIUM SALT, and SULFURIC ACID, BARIUM SALT (1:1)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Barium Sulfate is an inorganic salt.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|lip gloss||62 products|
|nail polish||35 products|
|eye shadow||21 products|
|lip liner||13 products|
|lip balm||12 products|
|lip plumper||9 products|
|brow liner||7 products|
|makeup primer||7 products|
|eye liner||4 products|
|daily use with SPF||4 products|
|around-eye cream||3 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Nano-scale ingredients with potential to absorb into the skin||Open scientific literature|
|Suspected nano-scale ingredients with potential to absorb into the skin||Nanomaterial Database|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humans||National Library of Medicine HazMap|
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||National Library of Medicine HazMap|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Limited evidence of sense organ toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|One or more animal studies show classified as toxic effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)||EPA Toxic Release Inventory PBTs|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|9125 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|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NanoWerk. 2007. Nanomaterial Database. Available online: http://www.nanowerk.com/phpscripts/n_dbsearch.php
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1999. Toxics Release Inventory Program. PBT Chemical Rule.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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