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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, and GLUCAN, BETA-

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 Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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mask64 products
serums & essences47 products
facial moisturizer/treatment43 products
moisturizer11 products
facial cleanser11 products
around-eye cream9 products
concealer8 products
toners/astringents7 products
anti-aging6 products
daily use with SPF5 products
hand cream3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
makeup remover3 products
shampoo3 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
baby lotion2 products
makeup primer2 products
shaving cream2 products
foot cleansing2 products
baby bubble bath1 products
after shave1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
lip balm1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
lip plumper1 products
body firming lotion1 products
1 products
conditioner1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
2544 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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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