SYNONYMSBASIC BISMUTH CHLORIDE, BISMUTH CHLORIDE OXIDE, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE, BISMUTH SUBCHLORIDE, BISMUTHINE, CHLOROOXO, BISMUTHINE, CHLOROOXO-, BISMUTHYL CHLORIDE, CHLORBISMOL, CHLOROOXO- BISMUTHINE, CHLOROOXOBISMUTHINE, CI 77163, PEARL SUPER SUPREME, PEARL SUPREME, PEARL WHITE, and PIGMENT WHITE 14
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Bismuth oxychloride is a naturally ocurring mineral used as a makeup colorant that provides an iridescent (shiny) effect.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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|facial moisturizer/treatment||5 products|
|hair color and bleaching||3 products|
|hair treatment/serum||3 products|
|body wash/cleanser||2 products|
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|nail glue||1 products|
|eyelash glue||1 products|
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|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||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|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmetics||FDA Color Additive Status|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color Additives - Exempt from Batch Certification by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|36 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
- CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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