SYNONYMSACETIC ACID, HYDROXY-, CELLULOSE ETHER, CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE, CARBOXYMETHYL ETHER CELLULOSE, CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE, CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE SODIUM SALT, CELLULOSE ETHER ACETIC ACID, HYDROXY-, CELLULOSE GUM, CELLULOSE, CARBOXYMETHYL ETHER, CELLULOSE, CARBOXYMETHYL ETHER, SODIUM SALT, CELLULOSE, ETHER WITH GLYCOLIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, ETHER WITH GLYCOLIC ACID SODIUM SALT CELLULOSE, HYDROXY- CELLULOSE ETHER ACETIC ACID, SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE, SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE, SODIUM CARMELLOSE, SODIUM CMC, and SODIUM SALT CELLULOSE, ETHER WITH GLYCOLIC ACID
This ingredient is a chemically-treated cellulose derivative.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|recreational sunscreen||67 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||51 products|
|serums & essences||38 products|
|facial cleanser||25 products|
|around-eye cream||23 products|
|tooth whitening||18 products|
|BB cream||16 products|
|eye liner||16 products|
|daily use with SPF||15 products|
|baby sunscreen||14 products|
|body wash/cleanser||13 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||12 products|
|eye shadow||10 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||9 products|
|hair color and bleaching||9 products|
|makeup primer||8 products|
|baby toothpaste||7 products|
|eyelash glue||4 products|
|after shave||3 products|
|hair styling aide||3 products|
|hair treatment/serum||3 products|
|brow liner||3 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|liquid hand soap||3 products|
|nail polish||2 products|
|pore strips||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|after sun product||2 products|
|setting powder/spray||2 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|lip plumper||2 products|
|eye makeup remover||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|foot moisturizer||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|14776 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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