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Data: Fair

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  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)


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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foundation427 products
eye shadow249 products
concealer218 products
shampoo134 products
lipstick127 products
facial moisturizer/treatment127 products
bronzer/highlighter126 products
mask96 products
facial cleanser88 products
lip gloss83 products
brow liner82 products
conditioner72 products
moisturizer70 products
serums & essences70 products
daily use with SPF69 products
makeup remover67 products
eye liner64 products
mascara61 products
facial powder61 products
blush58 products
makeup primer47 products
exfoliant/scrub42 products
setting powder/spray38 products
body wash/cleanser37 products
hair color and bleaching28 products
sunless tanning28 products
hair styling aide27 products
toners/astringents26 products
hair treatment/serum23 products
around-eye cream22 products
lip balm21 products
glitter20 products
lip liner18 products
recreational sunscreen18 products
eye makeup remover14 products
lip plumper14 products
13 products
body firming lotion13 products
BB cream12 products
shaving cream10 products
styling gel/lotion9 products
hand cream9 products
bubble bath8 products
anti-aging5 products
after shave5 products
body spray4 products
oil controller4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
foot moisturizer4 products
tanning oil3 products
beard care3 products
body oil3 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
nail polish2 products
detangler2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
beard cleanser2 products
after sun product2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
beard oil1 products
baby lotion1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
baby oil1 products
body powder1 products
hair spray1 products

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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Concern Reference
Classified as irritantCPS&Q - Classification & Labelling


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Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

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
2457 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed


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Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments


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nervous system - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed/unreview: published lit review or major tox studyNational Library of Medicine HazMap


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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
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

  • CPS&Q (Consumer Products Safety & Quality) formely known as ECB (European Chemicals Bureau). 2008. Classification and Labelling: Chemicals: Annex VI of Directive 67/548/EEC through the 31st ATP.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.


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