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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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conditioner759 products
moisturizer715 products
lip balm472 products
shampoo431 products
bar soap418 products
antiperspirant/deodorant418 products
hair treatment/serum361 products
exfoliant/scrub309 products
lipstick277 products
recreational sunscreen262 products
body wash/cleanser240 products
hair styling aide180 products
facial moisturizer/treatment179 products
lip gloss165 products
bath oil/salts/soak138 products
hand cream131 products
facial cleanser126 products
body oil124 products
foundation121 products
mask111 products
liquid hand soap96 products
styling gel/lotion78 products
baby lotion72 products
concealer71 products
toothpaste66 products
baby sunscreen58 products
lip balm with SPF58 products
blush57 products
beard care57 products
body firming lotion56 products
eye shadow52 products
daily use with SPF51 products
brow liner41 products
serums & essences40 products
sunless tanning38 products
diaper cream36 products
hair color and bleaching36 products
detangler35 products
bronzer/highlighter34 products
baby soap33 products
shaving cream32 products
beard oil29 products
around-eye cream27 products
mascara27 products
foot moisturizer26 products
baby shampoo26 products
after sun product24 products
tanning oil23 products
CC cream23 products
fragrance for women22 products
muscle/joint soreness21 products
21 products
makeup remover19 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)19 products
hair spray19 products
makeup primer19 products
eye liner18 products
shaving cream (men's)17 products
bubble bath17 products
styling mousse/foam15 products
baby bubble bath15 products
hand sanitizer15 products
BB cream15 products
nail polish13 products
mouthwash13 products
anti-aging12 products
body spray12 products
baby oil11 products
lip liner11 products
damaged skin treatment11 products
after shave10 products
body powder10 products
lip plumper10 products
polish remover8 products
cuticle treatment6 products
facial powder6 products
tooth whitening6 products
fragrance for men5 products
foot cleansing4 products
hair relaxer4 products
toners/astringents4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
glitter3 products
vapor rubs3 products
beard cleanser3 products
baby wipes2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
nail treatment1 products
depilatory1 products
oil controller1 products
other eye makeup1 products
baby powder1 products
baby toothpaste1 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

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


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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
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.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.


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