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CARRAGEENAN

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Data: Good

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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Cancer

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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toothpaste18 products
serums & essences15 products
bronzer/highlighter13 products
facial moisturizer/treatment12 products
body wash/cleanser10 products
moisturizer with SPF9 products
mask8 products
shampoo7 products
around-eye cream5 products
facial cleanser5 products
beach & sport sunscreen4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
moisturizer3 products
tooth whitening2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
body firming lotion2 products
makeup primer2 products
shaving cream1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
after sun product1 products
eye shadow1 products
toners/astringents1 products
sunless tanning1 products
anti-aging1 products
blush1 products
baby lotion1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as a high human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Cancer

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Concern Reference
Not likely to be carcinogenic in humansWorld Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC Monographs Programme on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Lists of Group 1, 2a, and 2b substances can be obtained at http://monographs.iarc.fr/monoeval/grlist.html.: Vol. 31, Suppl. 7; 1987

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
10968 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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

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

Data Sources

  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer IARC Monographs Programme on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Lists of Group 1, 2a, and 2b substances can be obtained at http://monographs.iarc.fr/monoeval/grlist.html.: Vol. 31, Suppl. 7; 1987
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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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