D&C Yellow No. 10 (Ci 47005)
- 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 ConcernsUse restrictions (high), Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSCI 47005, D&C YELLOW 10, D&C YELLOW NO. 10, D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (CI 47005), JAPAN YELLOW 203, KI203, and YELLOW 10
Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient
D&C Yellow 10 is a synthetic dye produced from petroleum or coal tar sources; this dye is FDA-approved for use in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|nail polish||54 products|
|liquid hand soap||29 products|
|bar soap||21 products|
|body wash/cleanser||11 products|
|eye shadow||10 products|
|body oil||9 products|
|styling gel/lotion||9 products|
|baby shampoo||6 products|
|hair color and bleaching||4 products|
|facial cleanser||4 products|
|lip balm||4 products|
|after sun product||4 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||3 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||2 products|
|hand sanitizer||2 products|
|fragrance for women||2 products|
|fragrance for men||2 products|
|shaving cream||2 products|
|eyelash glue||1 products|
|sunless tanning||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|eye liner||1 products|
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Color additive not approved by FDA for cosmetics used around eyes||FDA Color Additive Status|
|One or more human case studies show possible immune or allergenic effects||Open scientific literature|
|One or more human case studies show possible nervous system effects||Open scientific literature|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Limited evidence of any irritation||Open scientific literature|
|One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results||Open scientific literature|
|Associated with endocrine disruption||Open scientific literature|
|One or more animal studies show any effects at high doses||Open scientific literature|
|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||FDA 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 Administration||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|50 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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