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
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Products with this Ingredient
|eye liner||132 products|
|moisturizer with SPF||123 products|
|eye shadow||84 products|
|lip liner||71 products|
|beach & sport sunscreen||63 products|
|serums & essences||61 products|
|makeup primer||56 products|
|hair treatment/serum||47 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||41 products|
|brow liner||39 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||39 products|
|BB cream||29 products|
|CC cream||27 products|
|lip balm with SPF||20 products|
|around-eye cream||19 products|
|makeup remover||19 products|
|hair spray||14 products|
|hair styling aide||12 products|
|body firming lotion||9 products|
|other eye makeup||7 products|
|hand cream||7 products|
|eye makeup remover||6 products|
|styling gel/lotion||6 products|
|body spray||4 products|
|after shave||3 products|
|baby sunscreen||3 products|
|lip gloss||3 products|
|facial cleanser||3 products|
|facial powder||3 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|makeup with SPF||2 products|
|oil controller||2 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|body wash/cleanser||1 products|
|hair relaxer||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|baby oil||1 products|
|fragrance for men||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|beard oil||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife||Canada PBTs - Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET)|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Uterine tumors in female rats||Dow Corning Corporation 2005. Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane: A 24-month combined chronic toxicity and oncogenicity whole body vapor inhalation study in Fischer-344 rats. Dow Corning Report No. 2005-1000-54953. 4062.|
|Increased anogenital distance observed in rats at a moderate dose.||Siddiqui WH, Stump DG, Reynolds VL, Plotzke KP, Holson JF, Meeks RG 2007. A two- generation reproductive toxicity study of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in rats exposed by whole-body vapor inhalation. Reprod Toxicol. 23(2):216-25.|
|Moderate dose in rate suggested dopamine D2-receptor behavior on pituitary cells.||Jean PA, McCracken KA, Arthurton JA, Plotzke KP 2005b. Investigation of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) as dopamine D2- receptor agonists. Toxicologist 84(S-1):370.|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|119 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
- EC (Environment Canada). 1994. Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics (ARET). ARET substance list of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- Dow Corning Corporation 2005. Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane: A 24-month combined chronic toxicity and oncogenicity whole body vapor inhalation study in Fischer-344 rats. Dow Corning Report No. 2005-1000-54953. 4062.
- Siddiqui WH, Stump DG, Reynolds VL, Plotzke KP, Holson JF, Meeks RG 2007. A two- generation reproductive toxicity study of decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in rats exposed by whole-body vapor inhalation. Reprod Toxicol. 23(2):216-25.
- Jean PA, McCracken KA, Arthurton JA, Plotzke KP 2005b. Investigation of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) as dopamine D2- receptor agonists. Toxicologist 84(S-1):370.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
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