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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 women118 products
lipstick70 products
moisturizer69 products
facial moisturizer/treatment64 products
fragrance for men48 products
serums & essences47 products
body wash/cleanser31 products
conditioner30 products
shampoo29 products
facial cleanser29 products
lip gloss24 products
bath oil/salts/soak22 products
hair treatment/serum22 products
lip balm21 products
mask21 products
hair styling aide20 products
moisturizer with SPF19 products
lip balm with SPF17 products
exfoliant/scrub15 products
hand cream15 products
body firming lotion14 products
antiperspirant/deodorant14 products
bar soap14 products
body oil10 products
body spray9 products
hair spray9 products
liquid hand soap9 products
toners/astringents8 products
blush7 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
makeup remover7 products
makeup primer6 products
styling gel/lotion6 products
shaving cream6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)6 products
around-eye cream5 products
after shave4 products
sunless tanning4 products
foundation4 products
beach & sport sunscreen4 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
baby lotion3 products
other men's products3 products
lip plumper3 products
toothpaste3 products
vapor rubs3 products
beard oil3 products
anti-aging2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
mouthwash2 products
nail treatment2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
hair relaxer2 products
baby oil1 products
bubble bath1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
mascara1 products
BB cream1 products
baby shampoo1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
facial powder1 products
concealer1 products
detangler1 products
oil controller1 products
after sun product1 products
diaper cream1 products
baby soap1 products
eye makeup remover1 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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