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CITRIC ACID

Score:

Data: Good

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  • Use restrictions (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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shampoo1558 products
body wash/cleanser1231 products
conditioner1041 products
liquid hand soap903 products
facial cleanser545 products
bath oil/salts/soak528 products
facial moisturizer/treatment462 products
moisturizer368 products
mask332 products
hair treatment/serum304 products
foundation279 products
hair color and bleaching271 products
lipstick268 products
serums & essences244 products
lip balm234 products
daily use with SPF203 products
exfoliant/scrub182 products
hair styling aide179 products
bubble bath158 products
makeup remover158 products
toners/astringents155 products
baby shampoo136 products
eye liner130 products
recreational sunscreen128 products
nail polish122 products
body firming lotion109 products
baby wipes108 products
baby soap106 products
around-eye cream101 products
bar soap99 products
hand cream87 products
brow liner81 products
bronzer/highlighter73 products
concealer72 products
sunless tanning71 products
styling gel/lotion68 products
makeup primer61 products
toothpaste58 products
detangler57 products
lip gloss55 products
mouthwash46 products
antiperspirant/deodorant45 products
hand sanitizer45 products
mascara44 products
baby lotion42 products
eye shadow41 products
lip liner39 products
shaving cream38 products
baby bubble bath37 products
body spray37 products
37 products
anti-aging33 products
hair spray33 products
setting powder/spray33 products
styling mousse/foam31 products
CC cream27 products
BB cream24 products
blush22 products
foot moisturizer21 products
baby sunscreen21 products
beard care20 products
beard cleanser18 products
eye makeup remover15 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)14 products
fragrance for women14 products
lip balm with SPF14 products
hair-loss treatment13 products
baby toothpaste12 products
tooth whitening12 products
facial powder11 products
after sun product10 products
body oil10 products
damaged skin treatment8 products
after shave7 products
foot cleansing7 products
nail treatment6 products
shaving cream (men's)6 products
muscle/joint soreness6 products
skin fading/lightener5 products
oil controller5 products
cuticle treatment4 products
hair relaxer4 products
tanning oil4 products
other eye makeup3 products
diaper cream2 products
fragrance for men2 products
lip plumper2 products
vapor rubs2 products
eyelash glue2 products
body powder2 products
beard oil2 products
polish remover1 products
glitter1 products
baby oil1 products
nail glue1 products
body art1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmeticsCanada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients

Data gaps

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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
20950 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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

  • Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • 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.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

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