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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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lipstick430 products
lip balm303 products
beach & sport sunscreen248 products
moisturizer175 products
lip gloss135 products
concealer122 products
mascara104 products
lip balm with SPF82 products
foundation80 products
facial moisturizer/treatment69 products
blush57 products
brow liner48 products
bronzer/highlighter47 products
eye liner47 products
antiperspirant/deodorant43 products
exfoliant/scrub41 products
moisturizer with SPF39 products
baby sunscreen37 products
eye shadow36 products
baby lotion35 products
hand cream23 products
diaper cream21 products
around-eye cream20 products
vapor rubs15 products
foot moisturizer14 products
lip liner14 products
facial cleanser13 products
makeup primer12 products
hair styling aide11 products
styling gel/lotion9 products
mask9 products
body firming lotion9 products
lip plumper8 products
muscle/joint soreness8 products
serums & essences8 products
cuticle treatment5 products
anti-aging5 products
fragrance for women4 products
BB cream4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
after sun product3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
makeup remover3 products
body oil3 products
eye makeup remover2 products
shaving cream2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
conditioner2 products
baby soap2 products
shampoo2 products
fragrance for men2 products
makeup with SPF1 products
nail treatment1 products
foot odor control1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
baby oil1 products
CC cream1 products
eyelash glue1 products
beard oil1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
bar soap1 products
sunless tanning1 products
oil controller1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
other men's products1 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 productJACT 3(3):1-41, 1984 confirmed 06/03 IJT 24(S1):48-52, 2005
598 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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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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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 - anyJACT 3(3):1-41, 1984 confirmed 06/03 IJT 24(S1):48-52, 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

Data Sources

  • JACT 3(3):1-41, 1984 confirmed 06/03 IJT 24(S1):48-52, 2005
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • 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, 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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