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BENTONITE

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Data: Fair

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  • Use restrictions (moderate)

Cancer

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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mask222 products
recreational sunscreen46 products
facial cleanser29 products
exfoliant/scrub25 products
concealer23 products
hair styling aide16 products
foundation16 products
facial moisturizer/treatment15 products
body wash/cleanser14 products
toothpaste14 products
styling gel/lotion13 products
shampoo12 products
daily use with SPF11 products
shaving cream (men's)11 products
baby sunscreen10 products
eye shadow10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
bar soap7 products
hair color and bleaching7 products
tooth whitening6 products
lipstick6 products
6 products
moisturizer5 products
nail polish5 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
around-eye cream5 products
baby powder4 products
eye liner4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
hand cream4 products
serums & essences4 products
facial powder3 products
shaving cream3 products
pore strips2 products
conditioner2 products
makeup primer2 products
body spray1 products
foot cleansing1 products
mascara1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
oil controller1 products
BB cream1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
body powder1 products
anti-aging1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
lip balm1 products
baby lotion1 products
body firming lotion1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Product type restrictions or differences noted in safety assessment by industry panelCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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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 productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
3924 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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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 bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data Sources

  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, 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.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

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