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Data: Fair

Glycine

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SYNONYMS

AMINOACETIC ACID, AMINOETHANOIC ACID, GLYCINE, and GLYCOCOLL

Glycine is a naturally occurring amino acid.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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foundation88 products
conditioner51 products
shampoo44 products
antiperspirant/deodorant34 products
mask29 products
serums & essences26 products
facial moisturizer/treatment24 products
hair treatment/serum21 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)20 products
around-eye cream14 products
facial cleanser10 products
moisturizer10 products
hair styling aide9 products
body wash/cleanser9 products
liquid hand soap6 products
daily use with SPF6 products
toners/astringents6 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
brow liner4 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
hand cream4 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
mascara2 products
anti-aging2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
tooth whitening2 products
toothpaste2 products
makeup remover2 products
makeup primer2 products
baby wipes2 products
eye liner1 products
beard care1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
1 products
shaving cream1 products
baby soap1 products
detangler1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
bar soap1 products
after shave1 products
foot cleansing1 products
hair spray1 products
other eye makeup1 products
after sun product1 products
body firming lotion1 products

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
60773 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

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
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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