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D&C RED 6

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Data: Limited

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Cancer

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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lipstick484 products
lip gloss103 products
eye liner70 products
lip liner44 products
blush38 products
lip balm15 products
concealer13 products
bronzer/highlighter9 products
lip plumper4 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
facial powder4 products
foundation3 products
serums & essences1 products
eye shadow1 products
makeup primer1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Color additive not approved by FDA for cosmetics used around eyesFDA Color Additive Status

Cancer

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Concern Reference
Cancer - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedScientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) OPINION ON Pigment Red 57, COLIPA n° C181. October 2012. http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_112.pdf

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Considered safe based on assumption of low absorptionScientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) OPINION ON Pigment Red 57, COLIPA n° C181. October 2012. http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_112.pdf
Insufficient data to determine safetyScientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) OPINION ON Pigment Red 57, COLIPA n° C181. October 2012. http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_112.pdf
29 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

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 cosmeticsFDA 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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
  • Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) OPINION ON Pigment Red 57, COLIPA n° C181. October 2012. http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_112.pdf
  • 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.
  • CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.

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