Fd&C Green No. 3 (Ci 42053)
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around the eyes due to increased risk of absorption.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high), Endocrine disruption (low), and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSBENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, N-ETHYL-N-[4-[[4-[ETHYL[(3-SULFOPHENYL)METHYL]AMINO]PHENYL](4-HYDROXY-2-SULFOPHENYL)METHYLENE]-2,5-CYCLOHEXADIEN-1-YLIDENE]-3-SULFO-, INNER SALT, DISODIUM SALT, BENZENEMETHANAMINIUM, NETHYLN[4[[4[ETHYL[(3SULFOPHENYL)METHYL]AMINO]PHENYL](4HYDROXY2SULFOPHENYL)METHYLENE]2,5CYCLOHEXADIEN1YLIDENE]3SULFO, HYDROXIDE, INNER SALT, DISODIUM SALT, CI 42053, DIHYDROGEN (ETHYL)[4-[4-[ETHYL(3-SULPHONATOBENZYL)AMINO](4-HYDROXY-2-SULPHONATOBENZHYDRYLIDENE]CYCLOHEXA-2,5-DIEN-1-YLIDENE](3-SULPHONATOBENZYL)AMMONIUM, DISODIUM SALT, DISODIUM SALT HEXADIEN-1-YLIDENE]-3-SULFO-, HYDROXIDE, INNER SALT, FD&C GREEN 3, FD&C GREEN NO. 3, FD&C GREEN NO. 3 (CI 42053), FOOD GREEN 3, GREEN 3, GREEN NO. 3, HEXADIEN-1-YLIDENE]-3-SULFO-, HYDROXIDE, INNER SALT, DISODIUM SALT, INNER SALT DISODIUM SALT HEXADIEN-1-YLIDENE]-3-SULFO-, HYDROXIDE, JAPAN GREEN 3, MIDORI3, and N-ETHYL-N-[4-[[4-[ETHYL[3-SULFOPHENYL)METHYL]AMINO]PHENYL](4-HYDROXY-2-SULFOPHENYL)METHYLENE]-2,5-CYCLO
Unacceptable: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient
Green 3 is classed chemically as a triphenylmethane color.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|bar soap||26 products|
|body wash/cleanser||25 products|
|liquid hand soap||11 products|
|fragrance for men||7 products|
|facial cleanser||6 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||5 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||4 products|
|shaving cream||3 products|
|after sun product||2 products|
|eye liner||2 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|hair color and bleaching||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|fragrance for women||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|body art||1 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
|baby toothpaste||1 products|
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Color additive not approved by FDA for cosmetics used around eyes||FDA Color Additive Status|
|Limited evidence of carcinogenicity||Open scientific literature|
|Cancer - limited evidence||Open scientific literature|
|One or more in vitro tests on mammalian cells show positive mutation results||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|
|Associated with endocrine disruption||Open scientific literature|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|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|
|148 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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