Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Galactoarabinan is a polysaccharide obtained from the extraction of one or more species ofthe larch tree, Larix.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|eye shadow||23 products|
|around-eye cream||17 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||17 products|
|lip gloss||10 products|
|serums & essences||10 products|
|recreational sunscreen||9 products|
|bar soap||9 products|
|hair treatment/serum||7 products|
|daily use with SPF||6 products|
|lip balm||4 products|
|styling mousse/foam||3 products|
|hair styling aide||3 products|
|facial cleanser||3 products|
|BB cream||3 products|
|body wash/cleanser||3 products|
|baby soap||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|hair spray||2 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|sunless tanning||1 products|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|1131 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
- 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.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
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