D&C Green No. 6 (Ci 61565)
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for damaged skin due to increased risk of absorption.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around mouth due to increased risk of ingestion and absorption.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use on lips due to increased risk of ingestion and absorption.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around the eyes due to increased risk of absorption.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high), Endocrine disruption (low), and Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)
SYNONYMS1,4-BIS(4'-METHYLANILINO)ANTHRAQUINONE, 1,4-BIS(P-TOLUIDINO)ANTHRAQUINONE; 1,4-DI-(4'-TOLUIDINO)ANTHRAQUINONE, 1,4-BIS(P-TOLYLAMINO)ANTHRAQUINONE, 1,4-BIS[(4-METHYLPHENYL)AMINO-9,10-ANTHRACENEDIONE, 1,4-BIS[(4-METHYLPHENYL)AMINO]- 9,10-ANTHRACENEDIONE, 1,4-DI-Y -TOLUIDINO- ANTHRAQUINONE, 9,10-ANTHRACENEDIONE, 1,4-BIS[(4-METHYLPHENYL)AMINO]-, 9,10ANTHRACENEDIONE, 1,4BIS[(4METHYLPHENYL)AMINO], ANTHRAQUINONE, 1,4-DI-Y -TOLUIDINO-, CERES GREEN BB, CI 61565, D&C GREEN 6, D&C GREEN NO. 6, D&C GREEN NO. 6 (CI 61565), GREEN 202, GREEN 6, GREEN NO. 202, MIDORI202, and QUINIZARIN GREEN SS
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Green 6 is classed chemically as an anthraquinone color.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|hair treatment/serum||15 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||11 products|
|polish remover||11 products|
|body wash/cleanser||5 products|
|hair styling aide||4 products|
|hair color and bleaching||3 products|
|baby sunscreen||2 products|
|hair-loss treatment||2 products|
|lip liner||2 products|
|recreational sunscreen||2 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||2 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|damaged skin treatment||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmetics: external use only||FDA Color Additive Status|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Found to be persistent and bioaccumulative in wildlife||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Associated with endocrine disruption||Open scientific literature|
|Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|35 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 - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmetics: external use only||FDA Color Additive Status|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color Additives - Batch Certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
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