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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (moderate) and Endocrine disruption (low)


Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo237 products
conditioner193 products
hair treatment/serum180 products
fragrance for women171 products
foundation156 products
moisturizer121 products
hair styling aide87 products
facial moisturizer/treatment83 products
body wash/cleanser82 products
lipstick76 products
concealer59 products
body spray58 products
styling gel/lotion56 products
fragrance for men54 products
hair spray48 products
hand cream47 products
mask46 products
liquid hand soap46 products
antiperspirant/deodorant41 products
exfoliant/scrub39 products
serums & essences36 products
facial cleanser33 products
daily use with SPF27 products
hair color and bleaching26 products
bar soap25 products
body oil22 products
bath oil/salts/soak21 products
lip gloss20 products
body firming lotion19 products
lip balm18 products
sunless tanning15 products
setting powder/spray15 products
bronzer/highlighter14 products
detangler12 products
styling mousse/foam11 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)11 products
toners/astringents11 products
hand sanitizer9 products
eye shadow9 products
makeup primer8 products
blush8 products
facial powder7 products
lip plumper7 products
anti-aging6 products
shaving cream6 products
foot moisturizer6 products
bubble bath6 products
6 products
around-eye cream5 products
lip liner5 products
after shave4 products
CC cream4 products
nail treatment3 products
body powder3 products
BB cream3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
cuticle treatment2 products
depilatory2 products
baby lotion2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
glitter2 products
after sun product2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
polish remover2 products
beard oil2 products
makeup remover1 products
diaper cream1 products
baby shampoo1 products
nail polish1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
beard care1 products
foot odor control1 products
beard cleanser1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
Associated with endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature


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Concern Reference
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

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
49 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at .
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.

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