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Citronella Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

CEYLON 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.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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  • DATA SOURCES

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Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
58 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

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
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

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
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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