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Data: Fair

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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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foundation208 products
toothpaste93 products
mask52 products
beach & sport sunscreen44 products
facial moisturizer/treatment30 products
serums & essences24 products
antiperspirant/deodorant16 products
moisturizer with SPF15 products
mascara15 products
facial cleanser15 products
eye liner14 products
around-eye cream11 products
exfoliant/scrub10 products
hair color and bleaching10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)9 products
baby sunscreen7 products
concealer7 products
toners/astringents6 products
makeup primer6 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
bronzer/highlighter5 products
tooth whitening4 products
baby toothpaste4 products
shampoo4 products
moisturizer4 products
4 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
eyelash glue2 products
anti-aging2 products
conditioner2 products
hair styling aide2 products
baby lotion2 products
baby wipes2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
mouthwash1 products
baby shampoo1 products
brow liner1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
baby soap1 products
makeup with SPF1 products
bubble bath1 products
BB cream1 products
after shave1 products
detangler1 products

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 JACT 5(3):1-59, 1986 (original report)
14776 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment 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


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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyAmended safety assessment 03/09 - Available from CIR JACT 5(3):1-59, 1986 (original report)

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

  • Amended safety assessment 03/09 - Available from CIR JACT 5(3):1-59, 1986 (original report)
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, 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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