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GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE

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Data: Limited

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Cancer

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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moisturizer274 products
moisturizer with SPF160 products
facial moisturizer/treatment160 products
beach & sport sunscreen131 products
conditioner116 products
mascara66 products
foundation63 products
mask56 products
lipstick56 products
serums & essences48 products
hand cream42 products
facial cleanser41 products
baby lotion40 products
around-eye cream29 products
bronzer/highlighter28 products
antiperspirant/deodorant27 products
hair color and bleaching24 products
anti-aging23 products
exfoliant/scrub22 products
body firming lotion19 products
body wash/cleanser18 products
makeup primer16 products
hair treatment/serum15 products
brow liner14 products
hair styling aide14 products
shampoo12 products
BB cream12 products
makeup remover10 products
baby sunscreen8 products
styling gel/lotion7 products
CC cream7 products
concealer6 products
lip balm5 products
sunless tanning5 products
liquid hand soap4 products
foot moisturizer4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)4 products
after shave4 products
eye liner3 products
eye shadow3 products
detangler3 products
shaving cream3 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
after sun product2 products
other eye makeup2 products
baby shampoo2 products
beard oil1 products
toners/astringents1 products
baby wipes1 products
foot cleansing1 products
depilatory1 products
baby soap1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
bar soap1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
hair relaxer1 products
facial powder1 products
blush1 products
diaper cream1 products
eyelash glue1 products

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
348 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 Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Informational

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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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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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Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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.
  • 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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