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Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo343 products
conditioner288 products
hair treatment/serum211 products
body wash/cleanser138 products
moisturizer133 products
hair styling aide127 products
fragrance for women126 products
foundation98 products
lipstick94 products
styling gel/lotion80 products
hair spray77 products
mask76 products
liquid hand soap68 products
hair color and bleaching58 products
facial moisturizer/treatment52 products
antiperspirant/deodorant45 products
body spray42 products
hand cream39 products
exfoliant/scrub36 products
bar soap33 products
sunless tanning31 products
fragrance for men30 products
facial cleanser30 products
concealer30 products
lip gloss27 products
daily use with SPF26 products
bath oil/salts/soak24 products
detangler23 products
styling mousse/foam23 products
setting powder/spray22 products
serums & essences21 products
lip balm18 products
hand sanitizer18 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)17 products
toners/astringents15 products
bronzer/highlighter14 products
body firming lotion13 products
makeup primer13 products
body oil10 products
CC cream9 products
eye shadow9 products
blush8 products
foot moisturizer6 products
anti-aging5 products
after shave5 products
shaving cream5 products
lip plumper5 products
5 products
polish remover5 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
around-eye cream4 products
hair relaxer4 products
bubble bath4 products
facial powder4 products
makeup remover4 products
baby soap4 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
nail treatment3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
baby lotion3 products
BB cream3 products
glitter3 products
beard oil3 products
body powder2 products
after sun product2 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
beard care2 products
tanning oil2 products
baby shampoo2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
foot odor control1 products
foot cleansing1 products
nail polish1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
eye liner1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
beard cleanser1 products
baby bubble bath1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Possible human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
71 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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment 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

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

Data Sources

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at .
  • 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). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.


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