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Data: Robust

Cellulose

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● BLEACHED WOOD PULP
● CELLULOSE
● CELLULOSE POWDER
● CELLULOSE; MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE
● WOOD PULP, BLEACHED

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Cellulose is a natural polysaccharide derived from plant fibers.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation138 products
mascara70 products
exfoliant/scrub43 products
eye liner43 products
brow liner40 products
facial cleanser38 products
concealer31 products
facial moisturizer/treatment31 products
body wash/cleanser23 products
mask21 products
moisturizer21 products
eye shadow19 products
serums & essences18 products
shampoo15 products
conditioner13 products
makeup primer12 products
hair treatment/serum11 products
lip gloss10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
hand cream7 products
around-eye cream6 products
hair styling aide6 products
body firming lotion6 products
lip balm5 products
BB cream5 products
sunless tanning4 products
daily use with SPF4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
baby shampoo3 products
foot cleansing3 products
toothpaste3 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
hair spray2 products
baby lotion2 products
baby wipes2 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
shaving cream1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
lipstick1 products
lip plumper1 products
after shave1 products
other eye makeup1 products
baby soap1 products
toners/astringents1 products
anti-aging1 products
nail polish1 products
after sun product1 products
nail treatment1 products
body spray1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human immune and respiratory toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceAssociation of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

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 productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
68358 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
  • AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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