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Data: Good

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Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment623 products
moisturizer572 products
foundation478 products
beach & sport sunscreen463 products
serums & essences441 products
moisturizer with SPF441 products
mask418 products
facial cleanser367 products
shampoo360 products
body wash/cleanser336 products
conditioner285 products
concealer217 products
liquid hand soap185 products
exfoliant/scrub152 products
bar soap138 products
toners/astringents128 products
around-eye cream119 products
bronzer/highlighter97 products
toothpaste96 products
hand cream87 products
baby lotion85 products
lipstick82 products
eye shadow80 products
mascara72 products
antiperspirant/deodorant71 products
hair treatment/serum64 products
anti-aging61 products
makeup remover60 products
baby shampoo59 products
hair color and bleaching59 products
makeup primer55 products
BB cream54 products
hair styling aide54 products
baby soap53 products
lip balm50 products
styling gel/lotion44 products
shaving cream43 products
brow liner41 products
baby sunscreen39 products
hand sanitizer37 products
mouthwash37 products
eye liner34 products
CC cream33 products
fragrance for women32 products
facial powder29 products
body firming lotion28 products
body spray25 products
baby bubble bath25 products
blush25 products
hair spray24 products
after shave22 products
bubble bath22 products
lip gloss21 products
bath oil/salts/soak20 products
sunless tanning20 products
detangler19 products
baby wipes17 products
after sun product17 products
shaving cream (men's)12 products
baby toothpaste12 products
foot moisturizer11 products
other eye makeup11 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)11 products
eye makeup remover10 products
oil controller10 products
fragrance for men9 products
lip plumper8 products
styling mousse/foam6 products
tooth whitening6 products
diaper cream6 products
lip balm with SPF6 products
other men's products5 products
makeup with SPF5 products
skin fading/lightener4 products
body oil4 products
glitter3 products
foot cleansing3 products
baby oil3 products
polish remover3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
beard oil2 products
eyelash glue1 products
nail treatment1 products
vapor rubs1 products
depilatory1 products
hair relaxer1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Use is restricted in Canadian cosmeticsCanada - Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetics Ingredients

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
70707 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment 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

Data Sources

  • Health Canada. 2007. List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients. Canada's Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. March 2007.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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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