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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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foundation104 products
beach & sport sunscreen96 products
moisturizer with SPF76 products
mask48 products
serums & essences41 products
facial moisturizer/treatment28 products
blush27 products
bronzer/highlighter19 products
around-eye cream10 products
mascara8 products
BB cream8 products
facial cleanser8 products
moisturizer7 products
facial powder7 products
makeup primer7 products
baby sunscreen6 products
eye shadow6 products
eye liner6 products
shampoo5 products
brow liner5 products
toners/astringents4 products
concealer4 products
CC cream4 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
exfoliant/scrub3 products
conditioner3 products
sunless tanning2 products
body firming lotion2 products
hair spray2 products
after shave2 products
anti-aging1 products
glitter1 products
shaving cream1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
other eye makeup1 products
makeup remover1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - restricted for use in some types of cosmetics (concentration limit)Japan's Standards for Cosmetics

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
114 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

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
  • 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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