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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)


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/treatment34 products
serums & essences27 products
facial cleanser24 products
antiperspirant/deodorant15 products
moisturizer13 products
foundation11 products
body wash/cleanser11 products
mask10 products
bar soap10 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
body oil6 products
shampoo6 products
toners/astringents6 products
around-eye cream5 products
conditioner5 products
daily use with SPF5 products
lip balm5 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
baby lotion3 products
hand cream3 products
lip gloss3 products
cuticle treatment2 products
anti-aging2 products
baby shampoo2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
makeup primer2 products
bubble bath2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
makeup remover1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
baby soap1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
body firming lotion1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
BB cream1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
body powder1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.


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