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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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lipstick152 products
lip balm70 products
foundation65 products
moisturizer54 products
body wash/cleanser41 products
facial moisturizer/treatment39 products
lip gloss37 products
conditioner24 products
concealer24 products
hair treatment/serum20 products
serums & essences19 products
shampoo18 products
moisturizer with SPF18 products
facial cleanser16 products
exfoliant/scrub16 products
lip balm with SPF15 products
blush15 products
mask14 products
body oil12 products
around-eye cream11 products
beach & sport sunscreen11 products
mascara11 products
hair styling aide11 products
lip plumper10 products
hand cream10 products
body firming lotion9 products
anti-aging8 products
makeup remover7 products
eye shadow7 products
baby lotion7 products
antiperspirant/deodorant7 products
brow liner6 products
detangler6 products
liquid hand soap5 products
beard oil5 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
baby oil5 products
bath oil/salts/soak5 products
eye liner5 products
BB cream5 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
diaper cream4 products
facial powder4 products
cuticle treatment3 products
bronzer/highlighter3 products
after shave3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
body spray2 products
makeup primer2 products
baby wipes2 products
depilatory2 products
bar soap2 products
shaving cream2 products
beard care1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
sunless tanning1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
baby soap1 products
baby shampoo1 products
hair spray1 products
polish remover1 products
nail treatment1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
oil controller1 products

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Concern Reference
Treating female rats and rabbits with C. longa extracts inhibited reproduction.Effect of Curcuma longa (rhizomes) on fertility in experimental animals Planta medica 26(3), 225-7.


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Concern Reference
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
4434 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyIJT 36(Suppl 3):51-129, 2017

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

  • Effect of Curcuma longa (rhizomes) on fertility in experimental animals Planta medica 26(3), 225-7.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • IJT 36(Suppl 3):51-129, 2017


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