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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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foundation57 products
daily use with SPF22 products
conditioner18 products
16 products
serums & essences15 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
shampoo13 products
eye shadow13 products
concealer13 products
facial cleanser12 products
moisturizer11 products
facial moisturizer/treatment11 products
around-eye cream9 products
hair styling aide8 products
facial powder7 products
anti-aging6 products
exfoliant/scrub5 products
brow liner5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
makeup remover5 products
lipstick4 products
toners/astringents4 products
after sun product3 products
hand cream3 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
sunless tanning3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
makeup primer2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
baby lotion2 products
mask2 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
detangler1 products
diaper cream1 products
foot odor control1 products
baby soap1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
body firming lotion1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
mascara1 products
hair spray1 products
baby shampoo1 products
bubble bath1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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 gaps

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Concern Reference
1599 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.


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