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Betula Alba (Birch) Leaf Extract

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

BETUAL ALBA LEAF EXTRACT, BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) LEAF EXTRACT, BETULA VERRUCOSA LEAF EXTRACT, BIRCH (BETULA ALBA) LEAF EXTRACT, BIRCH LEAF EXTRACT, EXTRACT OF BETULA ALBA LEAF, and EXTRACT OF BIRCH LEAF

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Betula Alba Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the birch, Betula alba.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner5 products
shampoo5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
facial cleanser3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
body oil2 products
anti-aging1 products
bar soap1 products
beard cleanser1 products
shaving cream1 products
toners/astringents1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
hair styling aide1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
around-eye cream1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
body firming lotion1 products
mask1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only if satisfies manufacturing specifications or purity limits, according to industry safety panel (International Fragrance Association)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only if satisfies manufacturing specifications or purity limits, according to industry safety panel (International Fragrance Association)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
29 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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