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Data: Fair

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  • Enhanced skin absorption and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)


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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hand sanitizer394 products
foundation229 products
facial moisturizer/treatment169 products
mask141 products
lipstick113 products
serums & essences100 products
mouthwash94 products
moisturizer93 products
facial cleanser91 products
fragrance for women90 products
conditioner85 products
toners/astringents70 products
fragrance for men58 products
shampoo56 products
brow liner52 products
hair treatment/serum51 products
hair-loss treatment43 products
eye liner42 products
liquid hand soap42 products
lip gloss41 products
hand cream39 products
daily use with SPF38 products
exfoliant/scrub37 products
mascara34 products
around-eye cream33 products
recreational sunscreen33 products
body wash/cleanser31 products
antiperspirant/deodorant30 products
makeup primer28 products
bath oil/salts/soak27 products
concealer27 products
nail polish26 products
hair styling aide26 products
body spray21 products
hair spray21 products
setting powder/spray21 products
hair color and bleaching20 products
eye shadow19 products
bronzer/highlighter19 products
toothpaste17 products
sunless tanning17 products
styling gel/lotion15 products
body firming lotion14 products
lip balm14 products
13 products
bar soap12 products
tooth whitening9 products
shaving cream9 products
damaged skin treatment9 products
anti-aging7 products
after shave7 products
makeup remover7 products
muscle/joint soreness6 products
baby lotion6 products
nail treatment6 products
bubble bath6 products
blush6 products
foot cleansing6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
BB cream5 products
CC cream5 products
foot moisturizer4 products
baby soap4 products
after sun product4 products
body oil4 products
eye makeup remover4 products
lip plumper4 products
polish remover3 products
baby shampoo3 products
cuticle treatment2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
eyelash glue2 products
oil controller2 products
detangler1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
diaper cream1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
foot odor control1 products
lip liner1 products
tanning oil1 products
glitter1 products
beard oil1 products
baby wipes1 products
other men's products1 products
beard care1 products

Enhanced skin absorption

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Concern Reference
Penetration enhancerOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as medium human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Limited evidence of sense organ Toxicity Information


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Concern Reference
Occupational hazards related to handlingCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling

Data gaps

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334201 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Data Sources

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site.
  • CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.


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