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Data: Limited

Ci 15850 (D&C Red No. 6 Or 7) Aluminum Lake

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
  • 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 the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

CI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7) ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 AL LAKE, D&C RED 6 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 BA LAKE, D&C RED 6 BARIUM/STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 LAKE, D&C RED 6 POTASSIUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED 7 AL LAKE, D&C RED 7 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 7 BA LAKE, D&C RED 7 CA LAKE, D&C RED 7 CALCIUM/STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED 7 LAKE, D&C RED 7 ZR LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 AL LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 BA LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 BARIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 BARIUM/STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 POTASSIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 AL LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 BA LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 BARIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 CA LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 CALCIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 CALCIUM/STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 ZIRCONIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 ZR LAKE, DC RED #6-POTASSIUM/ALUMINUM LAKE, RED 6LAKE, and RED 7LAKE

In industrial production of colorants, the term 'lake' is applied to pigments or dyes that are precipitated with metal salts such as aluminum, calcium, barium, or others. Most lake pigments are synthetically produced from coal tar or petroleum.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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Contamination concerns

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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
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyFDA Color Additive Status

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more animal studies show any irritation at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Cancer - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Associated with immunotoxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Considered safe based on assumption of low absorptionOpen scientific literature
Insufficient data to determine safetyOpen scientific literature
0 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 Additives Lakes - Batch Certified by the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationCTFA 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 cosmeticsFDA Color Additive Status

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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.
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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