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Data: Fair

Cholecalciferol

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (high), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Occupational hazards (high)

SYNONYMS

(3B ,5Z,7E)- 9,10-SECOCHOLESTRA-5,7,10(19)-TRIEN-3-OL, 9,10-SECOCHOLESTA-5,7,10(19)-TRIEN-3-OL, (3.BETA.,5Z,7E)-, 9,10-SECOCHOLESTRA-5,7,10(19)-TRIEN-3-OL, (3B ,5Z,7E)-, 9,10SECOCHOLESTA5,7,10(19)TRIEN3OL, (3 ,5Z,7E), ARACHITOL, CHOLECALCIFEROL, COLECALCIFEROL, and VITAMIN D3

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer13 products
hair treatment/serum13 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
hand cream4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
shampoo3 products
facial cleanser3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
diaper cream2 products
toners/astringents2 products
hair styling aide2 products
body firming lotion2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
serums & essences2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
mask2 products
conditioner2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
nail treatment1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
after shave1 products
detangler1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
hair spray1 products
toothpaste1 products
lip balm1 products
after sun product1 products

Occupational hazards

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to very low dosesCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling
Allowed workplace exposures restricted to low dosesCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsCosIng
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmeticsCanada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Miscellaneous

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Occupational hazards related to handlingCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
9517 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
  • Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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