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Data: Fair

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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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shampoo33 products
moisturizer27 products
bar soap22 products
body wash/cleanser21 products
conditioner20 products
antiperspirant/deodorant19 products
bath oil/salts/soak17 products
daily use with SPF14 products
facial moisturizer/treatment13 products
exfoliant/scrub13 products
mask13 products
hair treatment/serum13 products
CC cream12 products
lip balm10 products
facial cleanser9 products
shaving cream8 products
styling gel/lotion7 products
after shave6 products
serums & essences6 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
body oil5 products
5 products
liquid hand soap5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
toothpaste4 products
hand cream4 products
hair styling aide4 products
around-eye cream4 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
hair spray3 products
hand sanitizer3 products
toners/astringents2 products
baby shampoo2 products
fragrance for women2 products
makeup primer2 products
after sun product2 products
fragrance for men2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
makeup remover2 products
body spray2 products
body firming lotion1 products
BB cream1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
beard oil1 products
beard care1 products
baby lotion1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
sunless tanning1 products
foot cleansing1 products
baby soap1 products
body powder1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
foot odor control1 products
detangler1 products

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)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng


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Associated with immunotoxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at .
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.


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