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IMAGE SOURCE: PubChem
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate)
SYNONYMS2-BORNANONE, BICYCLO[2.2.1]HEPTAN-2-ONE, 1,7,7-TRIMETHYL-, CAMPHOR, D-CAMPHOR, DL-BORNAN-2-ONE, DL-CAMPHOR, and GUM CAMPHOR
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Camphor is a waxy, scented substance derived from the wood of the camphor tree, Cinnamomum camphora, an evergreen tree native to Asia.
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HIGHAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|lip balm||19 products|
|nail polish||11 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||9 products|
|setting powder/spray||8 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||7 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||5 products|
|body firming lotion||4 products|
|nail treatment||3 products|
|facial cleanser||3 products|
|lip balm with SPF||3 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|foot odor control||2 products|
|after shave||2 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|facial powder||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|Known human any toxicant or allergen||Open scientific literature|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmetics||Canada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients|
|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 persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|2995 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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