SYNONYMSCEYLON TYPE CITRONELLA OIL, CITRONELLA ESSENTIAL OIL, CITRONELLA GRASS OIL, CITRONELLA OIL, CITRONELLA OIL, CEYLON TYPE, CITRONELLA OILS, CYMBOPOGON NARDUS (CITRONELLA) ESSENTIAL OIL, CYMBOPOGON NARDUS (CITRONELLA) OIL, CYMBOPOGON NARDUS ESSENTIAL OIL, CYMBOPOGON NARDUS OIL, OIL OF CITRONELLA GRASS, OIL OF CYMBOPOGON NARDUS, and OILS, CITRONELLA
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil is an essential oil obtained by direct steam-distillation ofthe dried fresh grass, Cymbopogon nardus.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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|Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
|58 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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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