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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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foundation45 products
conditioner38 products
shampoo30 products
serums & essences22 products
facial moisturizer/treatment19 products
mask17 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
facial cleanser9 products
daily use with SPF9 products
around-eye cream9 products
hair styling aide7 products
toners/astringents6 products
moisturizer6 products
exfoliant/scrub5 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
hand cream3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
body firming lotion3 products
liquid hand soap3 products
BB cream3 products
mascara3 products
detangler2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
hair spray2 products
makeup primer2 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
toothpaste1 products
brow liner1 products
baby wipes1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
makeup remover1 products
eye liner1 products
1 products
anti-aging1 products
after shave1 products
foot cleansing1 products
other eye makeup1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
60773 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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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

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

Data Sources

  • 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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