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Behenic Acid

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SYNONYMS

BEHENIC ACID and DOCOSANOIC ACID

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Behenic Acid is a fatty acid.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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daily use with SPF24 products
brow liner12 products
mascara11 products
facial cleanser10 products
moisturizer9 products
facial moisturizer/treatment8 products
lipstick6 products
lip liner5 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
eye shadow4 products
serums & essences4 products
conditioner3 products
mask3 products
body firming lotion3 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
eye liner2 products
1 products
around-eye cream1 products
oil controller1 products
concealer1 products
foundation1 products
hand cream1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
shampoo1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
201 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

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
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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