Ci 42090 (Fd&C Blue No. 1 Or D&C Blue No. 4)
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for damaged skin due to increased risk of absorption.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around mouth due to increased risk of ingestion and absorption.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use on lips due to increased risk of ingestion and absorption.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around the eyes due to increased risk of absorption.
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high), Neurotoxicity (low), Endocrine disruption (low), Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), Multiple, additive exposure sources (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate), and Contamination concerns (high)
Restricted - Unaccpetable
The score of this ingredient can vary from Restricted to Unacceptable based on the method of product consumption. For instance, when used in aerosol-based products, this ingredient may pose a risk to respiratory health, leading to a higher score
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FD&C Blue 1 is a synthetic dye produced from petroleum; this dye is FDA-approved for use in food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|body wash/cleanser||320 products|
|liquid hand soap||213 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||162 products|
|eye shadow||126 products|
|eye liner||108 products|
|nail polish||93 products|
|lip gloss||84 products|
|sunless tanning||70 products|
|hand sanitizer||68 products|
|fragrance for women||61 products|
|facial cleanser||60 products|
|brow liner||58 products|
|bar soap||50 products|
|lip liner||39 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||39 products|
|hair styling aide||36 products|
|styling gel/lotion||35 products|
|lip balm||35 products|
|fragrance for men||33 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||25 products|
|bubble bath||25 products|
|hair treatment/serum||25 products|
|after sun product||23 products|
|serums & essences||23 products|
|body spray||20 products|
|shaving cream||20 products|
|hair color and bleaching||19 products|
|setting powder/spray||19 products|
|around-eye cream||15 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||13 products|
|hand cream||13 products|
|after shave||10 products|
|makeup primer||10 products|
|polish remover||10 products|
|body oil||10 products|
|lip plumper||10 products|
|makeup remover||9 products|
|recreational sunscreen||9 products|
|tooth whitening||7 products|
|lip balm with SPF||5 products|
|hair spray||4 products|
|foot moisturizer||4 products|
|styling mousse/foam||4 products|
|nail treatment||3 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||3 products|
|body firming lotion||3 products|
|facial powder||3 products|
|other eye makeup||3 products|
|baby bubble bath||3 products|
|beard care||3 products|
|daily use with SPF||2 products|
|baby toothpaste||2 products|
|baby oil||2 products|
|beard cleanser||2 products|
|vapor rubs||1 products|
|hair-loss treatment||1 products|
|hair removal waxes||1 products|
|eyelash glue||1 products|
|tanning oil||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmetics: external use only||FDA Color Additive Status|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Persistent or bioaccumulative and moderate to high toxicity concern in humans||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as medium human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|One or more animal studies show classified as toxic effects at moderate doses (low dose studies may be unavailable for this ingredient)||EPA Toxic Release Inventory PBTs|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Limited evidence of carcinogenicity||Open scientific literature|
|One or more in vitro tests on cells show inconclusive, but potentially positive mutation results||Open scientific literature|
|Not likely to be mutagenic in humans||Open scientific literature|
|Not likely to be carcinogenic in humans||Open scientific literature|
|Limited or incomplete evidence of cancer according to safety/hazard data – government assessment cannot classify as human carcinogen due to data gaps||Int'l Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Carcinogens|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Limited evidence of any irritation||Open scientific literature|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||Open scientific literature|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|One or more animal studies show any effects at moderate doses||Open scientific literature|
|One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells demonstrate neurotoxicity||Open scientific literature|
|Associated with endocrine disruption||Open scientific literature|
|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||FDA 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 Administration||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|477 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not likely to be a reproductive or developmental toxin||Open scientific literature|
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
- 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/ .
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 1999. Toxics Release Inventory Program. PBT Chemical Rule.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer). 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99 (a total of 935 agents, mixtures and exposures).
- 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.
- CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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