CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
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|facial cleanser||10 products|
|body wash/cleanser||5 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||4 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
|serums & essences||3 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
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|baby soap||1 products|
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|facial powder||1 products|
|body spray||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|tooth whitening||1 products|
|eye liner||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|BB cream||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|This study found effects on leukocyte and erythrocyte counts following exposure to C. longa extracts.||S Qureshi, A. H. Shah & A. M. Ageel. 1992. Toxicity studies on Alpinia galanga and Curcuma longa. Planta medica 58(2), 124-7.|
|Treating female rats and rabbits with C. longa extracts inhibited reproduction.||S K. Garg. 1974. Effect of Curcuma longa (rhizomes) on fertility in experimental animals. Planta medica 26(3), 225-7.|
|1743 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
- S Qureshi, A. H. Shah & A. M. Ageel. 1992. Toxicity studies on Alpinia galanga and Curcuma longa. Planta medica 58(2), 124-7.
- S K. Garg. 1974. Effect of Curcuma longa (rhizomes) on fertility in experimental animals. Planta medica 26(3), 225-7.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- 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.
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