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FARNESOL

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Data: Fair

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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 women73 products
lipstick40 products
foundation31 products
facial moisturizer/treatment21 products
moisturizer16 products
fragrance for men15 products
concealer11 products
facial cleanser8 products
lip balm7 products
serums & essences6 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
body oil5 products
hand cream5 products
moisturizer with SPF4 products
hair treatment/serum4 products
body firming lotion4 products
hair styling aide4 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
mascara3 products
shampoo3 products
shaving cream3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
toners/astringents2 products
baby lotion2 products
body spray2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
diaper cream2 products
vapor rubs2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
baby oil1 products
bar soap1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
after shave1 products
sunless tanning1 products
mask1 products
hair spray1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive
Possible human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
Industry restrictions due to sensitization.International Fragrance Association (IFRA) 2015. IFRA Codes & Standards. Appears as: listid: IFRA-064; Chemical_Name: Farnesol; Synonyms: 2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol, 3,7,11-trimethyl-; Farnesyl alcohol; Trimethyl dodecatrienol; 3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrien-1-ol; CAS: 4602-84-0; Classification: Specification
Limited evidence of [[system]] toxicity or allergiesEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Farnesol; 3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trien-1-ol; (2E,6E)-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trien-1-ol; -; 2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol, 3,7,11-trimethyl-; 2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol,3,7,11-trimethyl; 3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol; 3,7,11-Trimethyldo; cas_numbers: 4602-84-0

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
1196 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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyIFRA Codes & Standards, International Fragrance Association (IFRA)

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 persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Data Sources

  • Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive
  • SCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
  • International Fragrance Association (IFRA) 2015. IFRA Codes & Standards. Appears as: listid: IFRA-064; Chemical_Name: Farnesol; Synonyms: 2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol, 3,7,11-trimethyl-; Farnesyl alcohol; Trimethyl dodecatrienol; 3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-dodecatrien-1-ol; CAS: 4602-84-0; Classification: Specification
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Farnesol; 3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trien-1-ol; (2E,6E)-3,7,11-trimethyldodeca-2,6,10-trien-1-ol; -; 2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol, 3,7,11-trimethyl-; 2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol,3,7,11-trimethyl; 3,7,11-Trimethyl-2,6,10-Dodecatrien-1-ol; 3,7,11-Trimethyldo; cas_numbers: 4602-84-0
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • IFRA Codes & Standards, International Fragrance Association (IFRA)
  • 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/ .

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