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D&C Green No. 8 (Ci 59040)

  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products intended for damaged skin (e.g., lip balm, after shave, diaper cream) due to increased risk of absorption . The score is lower if used in products not intended for damaged skin.
  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products intended for use around the mouth due to increased risk of ingestion and absorption. The score is lower if used in products not intended for use around the mouth.
  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products intended for use on lips due to increased risk of ingestion and absorption. The score is lower if used in products not intended for use on lips.
  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products intended for use around the eyes due to increased risk of absorption. The score is lower if used in products not intended for use around the eyes.
  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products that may not meet industry safety guidelines or U.S. and international government requirements. The score will be lower if used in products that meet these safety guidelines and requirements.

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (high)

SYNONYMS

● 1,3,6-PYRENETRISULFONIC ACID, 8-HYDROXY-, TRISODIUM SALT
● 1,3,6PYRENETRISULFONIC ACID, 8HYDROXY, TRISODIUM SALT
● 8-HYDROXY- TRISODIUM SALT 1,3,6-PYRENETRISULFONIC ACID
● 8-HYDROXY-1,3,6-PYRENETRISULFONIC ACID, TRISODIUM SALT
● CI 59040
● D&C GREEN 8
● D&C GREEN NO. 8
● D&C GREEN NO. 8 (CI 59040)
● GREEN 204
● GREEN 8
● GREEN NO. 204
● JAPAN GREEN 204
● MIDORI204
● PYRANINE
● TRISODIUM 8-HYDROXYPYRENE-1,3,6-TRISULPHONATE
● TRISODIUM SALT 1,3,6-PYRENETRISULFONIC ACID, 8-HYDROXY-
● TRISODIUM SALT 8-HYDROXY-1,3,6-PYRENETRISULFONIC ACID

Restricted

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


Green 8 is classed chemically as a pyrene 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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styling gel/lotion7 products
bar soap3 products
shampoo1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
hair spray1 products
nail polish1 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
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyOpen scientific literature

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

Data gaps

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

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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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
  • CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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