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Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Oil

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SYNONYMS

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII OIL, and SHEA BUTTER OIL

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Oil is a liquid fraction obtained from ButyrospermumParkii (Shea Butter) (q.v.).

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
9 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.

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