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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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lipstick697 products
mascara380 products
eye liner230 products
lip balm222 products
foundation197 products
lip gloss160 products
concealer155 products
brow liner145 products
eye shadow125 products
blush105 products
lip liner64 products
lip balm with SPF58 products
bronzer/highlighter48 products
recreational sunscreen44 products
moisturizer33 products
hair styling aide26 products
facial moisturizer/treatment22 products
styling gel/lotion19 products
exfoliant/scrub17 products
baby sunscreen14 products
makeup primer12 products
antiperspirant/deodorant11 products
mask11 products
lip plumper11 products
conditioner8 products
around-eye cream8 products
other eye makeup7 products
body firming lotion7 products
serums & essences7 products
baby lotion7 products
diaper cream6 products
daily use with SPF5 products
5 products
beard care5 products
fragrance for women5 products
facial cleanser4 products
makeup remover4 products
anti-aging4 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
hand cream3 products
facial powder3 products
foot moisturizer2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
foot cleansing1 products
beard oil1 products
toothpaste1 products
BB cream1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
vapor rubs1 products
body oil1 products
body art1 products
shampoo1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
depilatory1 products

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


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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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


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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, 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.


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