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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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moisturizer355 products
facial moisturizer/treatment210 products
moisturizer with SPF181 products
conditioner140 products
beach & sport sunscreen130 products
foundation120 products
mascara114 products
mask97 products
lipstick75 products
hand cream71 products
body firming lotion52 products
facial cleanser52 products
hair color and bleaching49 products
serums & essences48 products
baby lotion47 products
bronzer/highlighter44 products
around-eye cream40 products
concealer39 products
exfoliant/scrub34 products
anti-aging28 products
hair styling aide27 products
antiperspirant/deodorant25 products
eye liner24 products
makeup primer24 products
brow liner24 products
BB cream22 products
shampoo19 products
makeup remover18 products
body wash/cleanser17 products
styling gel/lotion17 products
hair treatment/serum16 products
foot moisturizer15 products
blush11 products
lip balm10 products
lip gloss7 products
sunless tanning7 products
detangler7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)7 products
baby sunscreen7 products
shaving cream5 products
eye shadow5 products
after shave5 products
CC cream4 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
baby soap3 products
baby wipes3 products
hair relaxer3 products
foot cleansing3 products
after sun product3 products
baby shampoo3 products
2 products
beard care2 products
diaper cream2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
other eye makeup2 products
facial powder2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
beard oil1 products
fragrance for men1 products
fragrance for women1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
toners/astringents1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
eyelash glue1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
depilatory1 products
bar soap1 products


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

Data gaps

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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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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


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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.
  • 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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