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CASTOR OIL

Score:

Data: Fair

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  • Enhanced skin absorption and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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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lipstick779 products
lip gloss306 products
lip balm285 products
hair treatment/serum97 products
blush93 products
concealer92 products
bronzer/highlighter79 products
conditioner74 products
foundation74 products
eye liner67 products
shampoo62 products
moisturizer59 products
bar soap58 products
facial cleanser57 products
eye shadow56 products
hair styling aide51 products
recreational sunscreen45 products
mask44 products
lip balm with SPF41 products
exfoliant/scrub41 products
brow liner40 products
lip liner39 products
mascara37 products
body wash/cleanser35 products
facial moisturizer/treatment32 products
beard care28 products
diaper cream27 products
body oil23 products
styling gel/lotion22 products
lip plumper22 products
beard oil20 products
shaving cream (men's)19 products
fragrance for women18 products
serums & essences17 products
daily use with SPF17 products
around-eye cream16 products
baby sunscreen14 products
hand cream13 products
hair color and bleaching12 products
antiperspirant/deodorant10 products
other eye makeup9 products
makeup primer8 products
7 products
shaving cream6 products
muscle/joint soreness6 products
foot moisturizer6 products
vapor rubs6 products
baby lotion6 products
body firming lotion6 products
liquid hand soap6 products
makeup remover5 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
anti-aging5 products
BB cream4 products
baby oil3 products
nail treatment3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
baby soap3 products
bubble bath3 products
detangler3 products
beard cleanser3 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
glitter2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
facial powder2 products
fragrance for men2 products
eye makeup remover1 products
foot cleansing1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Human any irritant - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Female rats injected with castor oil after estus had anti-implantation and abortive effects. An extract is also found to have anti-implatation, anti-conceptive and estrogenic effects in rats and mice.CIR (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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