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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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shampoo670 products
body wash/cleanser564 products
conditioner469 products
liquid hand soap344 products
facial moisturizer/treatment254 products
bath oil/salts/soak247 products
facial cleanser238 products
lipstick219 products
mask192 products
moisturizer191 products
hair color and bleaching171 products
serums & essences147 products
moisturizer with SPF141 products
foundation125 products
nail polish109 products
hair treatment/serum92 products
makeup remover83 products
lip balm73 products
beach & sport sunscreen71 products
baby shampoo69 products
toners/astringents69 products
baby soap68 products
eye liner67 products
exfoliant/scrub61 products
around-eye cream56 products
bubble bath53 products
hair styling aide52 products
concealer47 products
baby wipes41 products
bronzer/highlighter38 products
baby lotion36 products
mascara35 products
lip gloss33 products
styling gel/lotion32 products
brow liner30 products
lip liner30 products
hand cream30 products
body firming lotion30 products
bar soap29 products
sunless tanning29 products
mouthwash29 products
makeup primer27 products
baby bubble bath25 products
toothpaste24 products
shaving cream23 products
detangler22 products
antiperspirant/deodorant16 products
eye shadow15 products
anti-aging14 products
CC cream13 products
hair spray10 products
hand sanitizer9 products
styling mousse/foam9 products
blush9 products
foot moisturizer8 products
fragrance for women8 products
shaving cream (men's)8 products
lip balm with SPF8 products
beard cleanser8 products
nail treatment7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)7 products
facial powder6 products
eye makeup remover6 products
beard care6 products
tooth whitening5 products
after shave5 products
BB cream5 products
oil controller5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
baby toothpaste4 products
makeup with SPF4 products
after sun product4 products
other eye makeup4 products
4 products
hair relaxer3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
body oil2 products
vapor rubs2 products
beard oil2 products
body spray2 products
other men's products2 products
diaper cream1 products
fragrance for men1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
baby oil1 products
eyelash glue1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
depilatory1 products
foot cleansing1 products
lip plumper1 products
tanning oil1 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

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