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Data: Fair

Beta Glucan

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● (1&RT ARROW; 3),(1&RT ARROW; 4)- B-D-GLUCAN
● B-D-GLUCAN, (1&RT ARROW; 3),(1&RT ARROW; 4)-
● BETA-GLUCAN
● BETAGLUCAN
● GLUCAN, BETA-

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Beta-Glucan is a polysaccharide consisting ofb (1-3) linked glucose chains carryingb (1-6)linked glucose sidechains.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • 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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serums & essences58 products
facial moisturizer/treatment55 products
mask46 products
moisturizer14 products
anti-aging13 products
facial cleanser10 products
toners/astringents9 products
around-eye cream8 products
daily use with SPF4 products
hand cream4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
makeup primer3 products
conditioner3 products
baby lotion3 products
shaving cream3 products
baby soap2 products
makeup remover2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
shampoo2 products
body oil1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
mascara1 products
lip plumper1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
foot cleansing1 products
body firming lotion1 products
baby shampoo1 products

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
2544 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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