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Data: Fair

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

SYNONYMS

● CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE
● GLASS, OXIDE, CHEMICALS
● GLASS; GLASS ENAMEL 19 E 110; GLASSY SODIUM PHOSPHATE; LEAD BOROSILICATE GLASS ENAMEL FLUX; PHOSPHORUS FURNACE SLAG; SODIUM CALCIUM MAGNESIUM POLYPHOSPHATE; SODIUM CALCIUM MAGNESIUM SILICA POLYPHOSPHA

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Calcium aluminum borosilicate is a glass-type material used as a bulking agent.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick324 products
eye shadow290 products
lip gloss278 products
nail polish110 products
bronzer/highlighter110 products
eye liner73 products
foundation64 products
blush58 products
concealer29 products
lip plumper17 products
lip balm17 products
body oil17 products
brow liner11 products
mask11 products
BB cream5 products
hair color and bleaching5 products
serums & essences4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
around-eye cream4 products
facial powder4 products
lip liner3 products
moisturizer3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
makeup primer3 products
mascara3 products
hair styling aide2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
glitter2 products
facial cleanser2 products
facial moisturizer/treatment2 products
daily use with SPF1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
body powder1 products
nail treatment1 products
1 products
fragrance for women1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as possibly carcinogenicOpen scientific literature

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as possibly toxic to reproduction or developmentOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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 productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
76233 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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.

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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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