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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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lipstick734 products
lip gloss258 products
lip balm232 products
blush78 products
concealer66 products
foundation66 products
eye liner65 products
bronzer/highlighter64 products
hair treatment/serum51 products
lip liner47 products
moisturizer42 products
facial cleanser42 products
beach & sport sunscreen41 products
bar soap41 products
shampoo41 products
conditioner35 products
lip balm with SPF34 products
brow liner33 products
eye shadow33 products
mask31 products
mascara30 products
body wash/cleanser29 products
exfoliant/scrub29 products
hair styling aide26 products
facial moisturizer/treatment23 products
beard care19 products
diaper cream19 products
styling gel/lotion18 products
moisturizer with SPF18 products
fragrance for women18 products
beard oil16 products
serums & essences14 products
around-eye cream13 products
lip plumper11 products
antiperspirant/deodorant9 products
body oil9 products
other eye makeup9 products
vapor rubs8 products
baby sunscreen7 products
makeup primer7 products
hand cream6 products
liquid hand soap6 products
muscle/joint soreness5 products
baby lotion5 products
shaving cream5 products
makeup remover5 products
5 products
anti-aging4 products
BB cream4 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
baby oil3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
bubble bath3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
body firming lotion3 products
baby soap3 products
eye makeup remover2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
nail treatment2 products
beard cleanser2 products
facial powder2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
fragrance for men2 products
detangler2 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
glitter1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 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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