SYNONYMSAFRICAN OIL PALM OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL, ELAEIS GUINEENSIS OIL, OILS, GLYCERIDIC, PALM KERNEL, OILS, PALM, OILS, PALM KERNEL, PALM ACIDULATED SOAPSTOCK; PALM ACIDULATED SOAPSTOCK; PALM OIL, PALM KERNEL OIL, PALM KERNEL OILS, PALM OIL, PALM OILS, and PALM SEED OIL
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Oil obtained from African oil palm, Elaeis guineensis.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|bar soap||290 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||30 products|
|body wash/cleanser||27 products|
|facial cleanser||18 products|
|serums & essences||11 products|
|around-eye cream||10 products|
|lip balm||10 products|
|hair color and bleaching||7 products|
|hair treatment/serum||7 products|
|hand cream||7 products|
|liquid hand soap||6 products|
|body oil||5 products|
|body firming lotion||5 products|
|recreational sunscreen||4 products|
|daily use with SPF||3 products|
|makeup remover||3 products|
|baby soap||3 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||3 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|after sun product||2 products|
|makeup primer||2 products|
|diaper cream||2 products|
|beard cleanser||2 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||2 products|
|shaving cream||2 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|hair removal waxes||1 products|
|lip balm with SPF||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|sunless tanning||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|eye liner||1 products|
|Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|2322 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|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 bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. 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.
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