Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Carrageenan is a gelatinous polysaccharide material obtained from red seeweed (marine algae).
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|serums & essences||42 products|
|around-eye cream||33 products|
|body wash/cleanser||29 products|
|facial cleanser||23 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||21 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||9 products|
|hair styling aide||8 products|
|hair color and bleaching||8 products|
|hair treatment/serum||8 products|
|baby toothpaste||7 products|
|tooth whitening||7 products|
|recreational sunscreen||5 products|
|styling gel/lotion||4 products|
|after sun product||4 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|liquid hand soap||3 products|
|lip balm||3 products|
|daily use with SPF||3 products|
|brow liner||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|hair spray||2 products|
|lip plumper||2 products|
|sunless tanning||2 products|
|bar soap||2 products|
|skin fading/lightener||2 products|
|baby soap||2 products|
|baby shampoo||2 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|body firming lotion||2 products|
|body cleansing wipes||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|exfoliant/scrub - large particle||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|eye shadow||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as a high human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||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|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
|Not likely to be carcinogenic in humans||Int'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens|
|10968 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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