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CASTOR OIL

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Enhanced skin absorption

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick633 products
lip gloss190 products
lip balm168 products
concealer65 products
bronzer/highlighter58 products
blush52 products
foundation47 products
beach & sport sunscreen41 products
eye liner36 products
lip balm with SPF32 products
eye shadow32 products
facial cleanser29 products
body wash/cleanser29 products
lip liner29 products
moisturizer25 products
moisturizer with SPF25 products
shampoo22 products
mascara20 products
hair treatment/serum18 products
facial moisturizer/treatment16 products
brow liner16 products
diaper cream15 products
fragrance for women14 products
serums & essences14 products
exfoliant/scrub14 products
hair styling aide13 products
lip plumper12 products
conditioner11 products
mask11 products
vapor rubs10 products
around-eye cream10 products
bar soap9 products
baby sunscreen8 products
body oil7 products
hand cream6 products
baby lotion5 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
beard oil4 products
makeup remover4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
BB cream4 products
makeup primer4 products
cuticle treatment3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
other eye makeup3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
shaving cream2 products
anti-aging2 products
foot cleansing2 products
facial powder2 products
bubble bath2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
foot moisturizer1 products
baby soap1 products
body firming lotion1 products
nail treatment1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
baby oil1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Human any irritant - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Limited evidence of reproductive toxicityCIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) 2007. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.

Data gaps

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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
Safety assessment was based on related chemicalCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
1871 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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

Informational

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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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) 2007. 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.
  • 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 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.

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