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Copper Pca

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SEARCH PRODUCTS

Other Concerns

Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

SYNONYMS

BIS(5-OXO-L-PROLINATO-N1,O2)COPPER and COPPER PCA

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Copper PCA is a copper salt of PCA (q.v.).

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment14 products
serums & essences7 products
hand sanitizer5 products
mask3 products
around-eye cream3 products
toners/astringents3 products
bar soap2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
shampoo1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
facial cleanser1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeCanada PBTs - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET)

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of respiratory toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information
One or more animal studies show classified as toxic effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)EPA Toxic Release Inventory PBTs

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • EC (Environment Canada). 1994. Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET). ARET substance list of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals.
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
  • EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1999. Toxics Release Inventory Program. PBT Chemical Rule.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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