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EXT D&C VIOLET 2

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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (high)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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fragrance for women16 products
liquid hand soap14 products
shampoo8 products
conditioner7 products
facial moisturizer/treatment5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
fragrance for men4 products
facial cleanser4 products
moisturizer3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
nail polish1 products
shaving cream1 products
serums & essences1 products
after shave1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
mask1 products
anti-aging1 products
baby shampoo1 products
moisturizer with SPF1 products
oil controller1 products
hair styling aide1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Violation of government restrictions - Banned or found unsafe for use in cosmeticsInternational Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, Personal Care Products Council
Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmetics: external use onlyFDA Color Additive Status
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsIJT 20(S3):1-6, 2001

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceEWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature

Cancer

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Concern Reference
Cancer - limited evidenceIJT 20(S3):1-6, 2001
Cancer - limited evidenceEWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature

Data gaps

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

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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Concern Reference
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: external use onlyFDA 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 AdministrationCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, Personal Care Products Council
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
  • IJT 20(S3):1-6, 2001
  • EWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature
  • 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.
  • CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.

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