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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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shampoo26 products
CC cream19 products
lipstick18 products
liquid hand soap18 products
conditioner18 products
daily use with SPF17 products
facial cleanser16 products
moisturizer16 products
exfoliant/scrub16 products
facial moisturizer/treatment15 products
body wash/cleanser13 products
serums & essences12 products
recreational sunscreen9 products
hair styling aide8 products
bar soap7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant7 products
toners/astringents7 products
lip plumper6 products
beard oil5 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
mask5 products
lip balm5 products
body oil5 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
beard care4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
after shave3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
body firming lotion3 products
3 products
toothpaste3 products
concealer3 products
baby sunscreen3 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
around-eye cream2 products
after sun product2 products
makeup remover2 products
hair spray2 products
lip gloss2 products
shaving cream2 products
anti-aging2 products
vapor rubs1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
eye shadow1 products
beard cleanser1 products
baby shampoo1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
baby lotion1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
detangler1 products
hand cream1 products
fragrance for women1 products
depilatory1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)IFRA_Standard_30html

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
138 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment 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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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

Data Sources

  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at .
  • IFRA_Standard_30html
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • 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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