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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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shampoo153 products
conditioner134 products
fragrance for women111 products
hair treatment/serum99 products
foundation59 products
hair styling aide55 products
body wash/cleanser53 products
moisturizer52 products
facial moisturizer/treatment51 products
fragrance for men46 products
hair spray43 products
lipstick41 products
styling gel/lotion34 products
daily use with SPF30 products
concealer28 products
serums & essences26 products
facial cleanser26 products
liquid hand soap26 products
body firming lotion26 products
hand cream21 products
antiperspirant/deodorant21 products
body spray20 products
bar soap19 products
bronzer/highlighter19 products
mask18 products
lip gloss17 products
lip balm17 products
exfoliant/scrub17 products
body oil15 products
bath oil/salts/soak13 products
sunless tanning11 products
hair color and bleaching11 products
facial powder10 products
blush10 products
lip liner9 products
detangler8 products
7 products
styling mousse/foam7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)7 products
makeup primer7 products
foot moisturizer5 products
shaving cream5 products
after shave5 products
lip plumper5 products
toners/astringents4 products
CC cream4 products
bubble bath4 products
setting powder/spray3 products
baby lotion3 products
body powder3 products
diaper cream3 products
around-eye cream3 products
foot cleansing2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
nail treatment2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
after sun product2 products
hair relaxer2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
anti-aging1 products
polish remover1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
BB cream1 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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