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Data: Good

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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)


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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toothpaste150 products
mask116 products
serums & essences34 products
around-eye cream34 products
moisturizer33 products
facial cleanser26 products
facial moisturizer/treatment25 products
body wash/cleanser22 products
shampoo22 products
exfoliant/scrub18 products
hair styling aide18 products
foundation12 products
conditioner11 products
bronzer/highlighter10 products
hair treatment/serum10 products
tooth whitening10 products
baby toothpaste9 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
styling gel/lotion8 products
hair color and bleaching7 products
liquid hand soap7 products
bath oil/salts/soak7 products
hand cream6 products
hair spray6 products
daily use with SPF4 products
blush4 products
lip plumper3 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
body firming lotion3 products
bar soap3 products
2 products
anti-aging2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
makeup primer2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
after sun product2 products
toners/astringents2 products
brow liner1 products
sunless tanning1 products
lip balm1 products
tanning oil1 products
nail treatment1 products
glitter1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
after shave1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
shaving cream1 products
baby lotion1 products
diaper cream1 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


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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 Everything Added to Food


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Not likely to be carcinogenic in humansInt'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • 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.


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