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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 women202 products
moisturizer116 products
fragrance for men113 products
facial moisturizer/treatment112 products
conditioner79 products
shampoo75 products
lipstick73 products
hair treatment/serum67 products
lip balm66 products
hair styling aide66 products
serums & essences52 products
lip gloss50 products
body spray49 products
facial cleanser44 products
hand cream42 products
body wash/cleanser38 products
mask36 products
antiperspirant/deodorant34 products
exfoliant/scrub34 products
bar soap32 products
hair spray30 products
body firming lotion30 products
liquid hand soap30 products
daily use with SPF30 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)29 products
bath oil/salts/soak25 products
foundation22 products
styling gel/lotion20 products
lip balm with SPF20 products
body oil19 products
toners/astringents14 products
sunless tanning13 products
bronzer/highlighter12 products
hair color and bleaching12 products
recreational sunscreen12 products
styling mousse/foam10 products
makeup primer10 products
around-eye cream9 products
after shave9 products
makeup remover9 products
hand sanitizer9 products
shaving cream8 products
lip plumper7 products
blush7 products
beard oil7 products
bubble bath5 products
foot moisturizer5 products
muscle/joint soreness5 products
anti-aging4 products
toothpaste4 products
4 products
detangler3 products
nail treatment3 products
foot cleansing3 products
after sun product3 products
hair relaxer3 products
vapor rubs3 products
mouthwash2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
BB cream2 products
baby lotion2 products
body powder2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
nail polish1 products
facial powder1 products
polish remover1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
baby oil1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
concealer1 products
beard care1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 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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