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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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conditioner507 products
moisturizer475 products
lip balm295 products
shampoo292 products
bar soap289 products
antiperspirant/deodorant289 products
hair treatment/serum275 products
lipstick213 products
recreational sunscreen213 products
exfoliant/scrub199 products
body wash/cleanser178 products
facial moisturizer/treatment156 products
hair styling aide132 products
bath oil/salts/soak122 products
lip gloss121 products
body firming lotion113 products
foundation110 products
facial cleanser103 products
body oil75 products
hand cream73 products
liquid hand soap71 products
mask69 products
eye shadow63 products
toothpaste61 products
bronzer/highlighter58 products
baby sunscreen52 products
concealer51 products
baby lotion49 products
styling gel/lotion45 products
lip balm with SPF44 products
daily use with SPF40 products
blush38 products
hair color and bleaching35 products
beard care34 products
diaper cream32 products
baby soap28 products
detangler27 products
shaving cream24 products
serums & essences24 products
eye liner23 products
baby shampoo21 products
makeup remover20 products
bubble bath19 products
CC cream19 products
foot moisturizer18 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)18 products
brow liner18 products
around-eye cream17 products
after sun product16 products
fragrance for women15 products
mouthwash15 products
beard oil15 products
15 products
tanning oil14 products
hair spray14 products
anti-aging13 products
sunless tanning13 products
mascara13 products
makeup primer13 products
nail polish12 products
hand sanitizer11 products
BB cream11 products
shaving cream (men's)10 products
lip liner10 products
facial powder9 products
baby bubble bath9 products
muscle/joint soreness8 products
styling mousse/foam7 products
foot cleansing6 products
baby oil6 products
after shave6 products
tooth whitening5 products
polish remover5 products
lip plumper5 products
hair relaxer4 products
body spray4 products
vapor rubs3 products
cuticle treatment3 products
fragrance for men3 products
baby wipes3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
beard cleanser3 products
glitter2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
eye makeup remover1 products
toners/astringents1 products
oil controller1 products
foot odor control1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
1952 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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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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Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • 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.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.


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