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CHOLESTEROL

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Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

Cancer

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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foundation110 products
lipstick81 products
moisturizer78 products
facial moisturizer/treatment51 products
daily use with SPF46 products
serums & essences35 products
facial cleanser30 products
CC cream18 products
around-eye cream15 products
lip balm14 products
mask13 products
BB cream12 products
recreational sunscreen11 products
makeup remover8 products
body firming lotion8 products
body wash/cleanser8 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
conditioner7 products
mascara6 products
concealer6 products
hand cream6 products
baby lotion6 products
toners/astringents5 products
anti-aging5 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
bar soap4 products
nail polish4 products
shampoo4 products
foot moisturizer3 products
blush3 products
makeup primer3 products
after shave3 products
lip plumper2 products
diaper cream2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
lip gloss1 products
1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
eye liner1 products
foot cleansing1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
sunless tanning1 products

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeEmerging PBTs from peer-reviewed literature
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
208831 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Cancer

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Concern Reference
Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – government assessment cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gapsInt'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens

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

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

Data Sources

  • Emerging PBTs from peer-reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).

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