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Data: Fair

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Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo100 products
conditioner81 products
hair treatment/serum30 products
serums & essences23 products
hair styling aide15 products
facial moisturizer/treatment15 products
daily use with SPF14 products
nail polish14 products
concealer13 products
mascara13 products
CC cream12 products
hair spray10 products
mask9 products
around-eye cream8 products
brow liner8 products
eye liner8 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
facial cleanser4 products
detangler4 products
toners/astringents4 products
hand cream4 products
blush4 products
body firming lotion3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
makeup primer3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
moisturizer2 products
baby shampoo2 products
bar soap1 products
baby soap1 products
1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
beard cleanser1 products
beard care1 products
anti-aging1 products
hair relaxer1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
foundation1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
makeup remover1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productIJT 20(S4):1-12, 2001
37327 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment 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 Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyIJT 20(S4):1-12, 2001

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

Data Sources

  • IJT 20(S4):1-12, 2001
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.

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