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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.

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (high), Endocrine disruption (low), and Persistence and bioaccumulation (low)

SYNONYMS

1,4-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

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Green 6 is classed chemically as an anthraquinone color.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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hair treatment/serum15 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)11 products
polish remover11 products
antiperspirant/deodorant11 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
hair styling aide4 products
mask4 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
baby sunscreen2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
lip liner2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
conditioner2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
shampoo1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
body oil1 products
nail treatment1 products
facial moisturizer/treatment1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmetics: external use onlyFDA Color Additive Status

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Found to be persistent and bioaccumulative in wildlifeOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Associated with endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 onlyFDA 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 AdministrationCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

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
  • 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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Hazard score

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Data availability

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