D&C Orange No. 4 (Ci 15510)
- †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.
- †Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high), Endocrine disruption (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
SYNONYMS4-((2-HYDROXY-1-NAPHTHALENYL)AZO)-BENZENESULFONIC ACID, MONOSODIUM SALT, 4-[(2-HYDROXY-1-NAPHTHYL)AZO]BENZENESULFONIC ACID, SODIUM SALT, ACID ORANGE 7, MONOSODIUM SALT, BENZENESULFONIC ACID, 4[(2HYDROXY1NAPHTHALENYL)AZO], MONOSODIUM SALT, CI 15510, D&C ORANGE 4, D&C ORANGE NO. 4, D&C ORANGE NO. 4 (CI 15510), FD&C ORANGE 4, MONOSODIUM SALT ACID ORANGE 7, NAPHTHOL ORANGE, ORANGE 2 SODIUM SALT, ORANGE 4, ORANGE N O. 205, and SODIUM 4-[(2-HYDROXY-1-NAPHTHYL)AZO]BENZENESULPHONATE
Orange 4 is classed chemically as a monoazo color.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
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|liquid hand soap||15 products|
|facial cleanser||12 products|
|body wash/cleanser||10 products|
|baby shampoo||7 products|
|fragrance for women||6 products|
|hair treatment/serum||4 products|
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|body spray||3 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||3 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|hair-loss treatment||2 products|
|bubble bath||2 products|
|hand cream||2 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|vapor rubs||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
|BB cream||1 products|
|hair styling aide||1 products|
|hair spray||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|hair relaxer||1 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||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
|Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humans||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as toxic or harmful.||Open scientific literature|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Limited evidence of any irritation||Open scientific literature|
|Associated with endocrine disruption||Open scientific literature|
|Wildlife and environmental toxicity||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|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|
|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|
|640 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- 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.
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