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CITRAL

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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fragrance for women183 products
fragrance for men107 products
moisturizer99 products
facial moisturizer/treatment89 products
lipstick82 products
conditioner62 products
shampoo62 products
serums & essences61 products
hair styling aide57 products
lip balm48 products
body wash/cleanser43 products
facial cleanser41 products
hair treatment/serum41 products
hand cream40 products
lip gloss35 products
mask32 products
body firming lotion28 products
liquid hand soap28 products
antiperspirant/deodorant27 products
bath oil/salts/soak25 products
hair spray24 products
exfoliant/scrub24 products
daily use with SPF22 products
lip balm with SPF20 products
bar soap19 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)18 products
body spray16 products
foundation16 products
styling gel/lotion15 products
toners/astringents13 products
bronzer/highlighter13 products
body oil12 products
sunless tanning11 products
makeup primer9 products
makeup remover8 products
around-eye cream7 products
blush7 products
after shave6 products
shaving cream6 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
beard oil6 products
anti-aging5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
muscle/joint soreness5 products
baby lotion5 products
bubble bath4 products
styling mousse/foam4 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
toothpaste4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
4 products
detangler3 products
lip plumper3 products
foot cleansing3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
vapor rubs3 products
nail treatment2 products
hair relaxer2 products
mouthwash2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
BB cream2 products
baby oil2 products
beard care2 products
after sun product1 products
facial powder1 products
polish remover1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
concealer1 products
diaper cream1 products
body powder1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
mascara1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
This substance may cause dermatitis.EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes 2012. GHS Hazard Codes. Appears as: Chemical Name: citral; CAS number: 5392-40-5; Classification Hazard Statement Codes: H315|H317
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Classified as irritantCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)IFRA 1/2020
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
740 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment 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

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

  • SCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
  • EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes 2012. GHS Hazard Codes. Appears as: Chemical Name: citral; CAS number: 5392-40-5; Classification Hazard Statement Codes: H315|H317
  • 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.
  • IFRA 1/2020
  • 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/ .
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.

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