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Other ConcernsPersistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Beta-Sitosterol is a sterol.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|lip balm||12 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||10 products|
|hair treatment/serum||9 products|
|facial cleanser||5 products|
|daily use with SPF||5 products|
|body oil||4 products|
|lip gloss||3 products|
|brow liner||3 products|
|makeup primer||3 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|around-eye cream||2 products|
|hair-loss treatment||2 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|body firming lotion||1 products|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||Emerging PBTs from peer-reviewed literature|
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|3020 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Emerging PBTs from peer-reviewed literature
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- 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.
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