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COLLOIDAL GOLD

Score:

Data: Fair

Cancer

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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facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
CC cream3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
mask3 products
conditioner2 products
mascara2 products
facial cleanser2 products
toners/astringents2 products
anti-aging1 products
body oil1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Suspected nano-scale ingredients with potential to absorb into the skinNanomaterial Database

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of kidney toxicityKlaassen, C, M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
3715 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Data Sources

  • NanoWerk. 2007. Nanomaterial Database. Available online: http://www.nanowerk.com/phpscripts/n_dbsearch.php
  • CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
  • Klaassen, C, M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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