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Data: Robust

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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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mascara35 products
exfoliant/scrub27 products
facial cleanser26 products
eye liner14 products
foundation10 products
mask10 products
shampoo8 products
daily use with SPF7 products
moisturizer6 products
lipstick6 products
brow liner6 products
hand sanitizer6 products
hair styling aide5 products
body firming lotion5 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
concealer4 products
around-eye cream4 products
serums & essences3 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
baby wipes3 products
conditioner3 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
toothpaste1 products
makeup primer1 products
shaving cream1 products
nail treatment1 products
anti-aging1 products
toners/astringents1 products


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Concern Reference
Human immune and respiratory toxicant or allergen - strong evidence9004-34-6

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
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 productAmended safety assessment 03/09 - Available from CIR
68358 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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


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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyAmended safety assessment 03/09 - Available from CIR

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
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

Data Sources

  • 9004-34-6
  • Amended safety assessment 03/09 - Available from CIR
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.


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