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Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Oil

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SYNONYMS

BITTER FENNEL OIL; BITTER FENNEL OIL; FENNEL OIL; FENNEL OIL, FENNEL OIL, FENNEL OIL BITTER (FOENICULUM VULGARE MILLER), FENNEL OIL, SWEET (FOENICULUM VULGARE MILL. VAR. DULCE DC.), FENNEL OILS, FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) OIL, FOENICULUM VULGARE OIL, OIL OF FENNEL, OILS, FENNEL, and SWEET (FOENICULUM VULGARE MILL. VAR. DULCE DC.) FENNEL OIL

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Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Oil is a volatile oil obtained from Foeniculum vulgare.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

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Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
290 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.

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