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Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax

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SYNONYMS

CANDELILLA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) WAX, CANDELILLA CERA, CANDELILLA WAX, CANDELILLA WAX (WAX FROM STEMS AND BRANCHES OF EUPHORBIA CERIFERA), CANDELILLA WAX; CANDELLILA WAX, CANDELILLA WAXES, EUPHORBIA CANDELILLA WAX, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAX, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA WAXES, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA) CANDELILLA WAX (WAX FROM STEMS AND BRANCHES, WAXES, CANDELILLA, and WAXES, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA

Candelilla wax is extracted from Euphorbia cerifera, a shrub native to Mexico.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more human case studies show equivocal any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature

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
18 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

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

Ecotoxicology

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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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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