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EVERNIA FURFURACEA (OAKMOSS LICHEN) EXTRACT

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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 HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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fragrance for women5 products
fragrance for men3 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
body oil2 products
moisturizer1 products
body spray1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Two degradation products of tree and oak moss component chemicals, atranol and chloroatranol, are found to be strong allergensSCCP, 2004 "Opinion on Atranol and Chloroatranol present in natural extracts (e.g. oak moss and tree moss extract)," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products. SCCP/00847/04, final, December, 2004.
Industry restrictions due to sensitization.International Fragrance Association (IFRA) 2015. IFRA Codes & Standards. Appears as: listid: IFRA-456; Chemical_Name: Treemoss Extracts; Synonyms: Treemoss absolute (Pseudevernia furfuracea)Treemoss (Usnea furfuracea)Treemoss ColourlessPseudevernia furfuracea extractCedar moss; CAS: 90028-67-4; Classification: Specification
Limited evidence of [[system]] toxicity or allergiesEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Evernia furfuracea, ext.; -; Absolute obtained from lichen of Pseudevernia furfuracea (syn evernia furfuracea) (Parmeliaceae) by extraction with a mixture of polar and apolar solvents followed by an extraction with ethanol solvent; Evernia furfuracea,; cas_numbers: 68648-41-9, 90028-67-4

Use restrictions

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Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)IFRA 1/2020
Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only if satisfies manufacturing specifications or purity limitationInternational Fragrance Association (IFRA) 2015. IFRA Codes & Standards. Appears as: listid: IFRA-456; Chemical_Name: Treemoss Extracts; Synonyms: Treemoss absolute (Pseudevernia furfuracea)Treemoss (Usnea furfuracea)Treemoss ColourlessPseudevernia furfuracea extractCedar moss; CAS: 90028-67-4; Classification: Specification
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
21 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
This chemical was NOT flagged by CEPA for further attention. Flagged for uncertain persistence and uncertain bioaccumulation.Environment Canada 2015. Domestic Substance List. Appears as: listid: ECDSL-07243; Chemical_Name: Oils, oakmoss-resinoid; ; CAS: 9000-50-4

Informational

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Concern Reference
Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only if satisfies manufacturing specifications or purity limitationInternational Fragrance Association (IFRA) 2015. IFRA Codes & Standards. Appears as: listid: IFRA-456; Chemical_Name: Treemoss Extracts; Synonyms: Treemoss absolute (Pseudevernia furfuracea)Treemoss (Usnea furfuracea)Treemoss ColourlessPseudevernia furfuracea extractCedar moss; CAS: 90028-67-4; Classification: Specification

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
This chemical was NOT flagged by CEPA for further attention. Flagged for uncertain persistence and uncertain bioaccumulation.Environment Canada 2015. Domestic Substance List. Appears as: listid: ECDSL-07243; Chemical_Name: Oils, oakmoss-resinoid; ; CAS: 9000-50-4

Data Sources

  • SCCP, 2004 "Opinion on Atranol and Chloroatranol present in natural extracts (e.g. oak moss and tree moss extract)," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products. SCCP/00847/04, final, December, 2004.
  • International Fragrance Association (IFRA) 2015. IFRA Codes & Standards. Appears as: listid: IFRA-456; Chemical_Name: Treemoss Extracts; Synonyms: Treemoss absolute (Pseudevernia furfuracea)Treemoss (Usnea furfuracea)Treemoss ColourlessPseudevernia furfuracea extractCedar moss; CAS: 90028-67-4; Classification: Specification
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Evernia furfuracea, ext.; -; Absolute obtained from lichen of Pseudevernia furfuracea (syn evernia furfuracea) (Parmeliaceae) by extraction with a mixture of polar and apolar solvents followed by an extraction with ethanol solvent; Evernia furfuracea,; cas_numbers: 68648-41-9, 90028-67-4
  • IFRA 1/2020
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • Environment Canada 2015. Domestic Substance List. Appears as: listid: ECDSL-07243; Chemical_Name: Oils, oakmoss-resinoid; ; CAS: 9000-50-4

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