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Data: Fair

Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

GUAR GUM, CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUM, CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA GUM, CYANOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA GUM, GUAR (CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA) GUM, GUAR GUM, GUAR GUM (CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBUS (L.)), GUAR GUM; GUAR GUM (CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBUS); SOLVENT PURIFIED GUAR GUM, GUM, CYANOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA, and GUM, GUAR

Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum is a resinous material derived from the groundendosperm of Cyanopsis tetragonoloba.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more human case studies show possible immune and respiratory or allergenic effectsAssociation of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
1389 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
  • AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.

Understanding scores

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