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Data: Fair

Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate)

SYNONYMS

CLO VE LEAF OILS, CLOVE ABSOLUTE; CLOVE BUD ABSOLUTE; CLOVE BUD OIL; CLOVE LEAF OIL; CLOVE LEAF OIL; CLOVE LEAF OIL, INDONESIAN; CLOVE LEAF OIL, RECTIFIED; CLOVE OIL; CLOVE OIL; CLOVE OIL, REDISTILLED; CLOVE RESINOID;, CLOVE LEAF OIL, CLOVE LEAF OIL, ESSENTIAL, CLOVE LEAF OIL, MADAGASCAR, CLOVE STEM, OIL (EUGENIA SPP.), ESSENTIAL CLOVE LEAF OIL, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) LEAF OIL, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS LEAF OIL, MADAGASCAR CLOVE LEAF OIL, OIL (EUGENIA SPP.) CLOVE STEM, OIL, ESSENTIAL, CLOVE LEAF, and OILS, CLO VE LEAF

Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil is a volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of leavesof Eugenia caryophyllus. It consists chiefly of eugenol.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

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

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
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be carcinogenic in humansInt'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
12 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
  • SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).
  • 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.

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