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Data: Robust

Honey

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

HONEY

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Honey is a saccharic secretion gathered and stored by honey bees, Apis mellifera.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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conditioner65 products
mask57 products
moisturizer50 products
hair treatment/serum47 products
shampoo42 products
bar soap41 products
hair styling aide41 products
lip balm28 products
facial moisturizer/treatment26 products
facial cleanser23 products
exfoliant/scrub19 products
styling gel/lotion19 products
body wash/cleanser18 products
hand cream15 products
liquid hand soap11 products
serums & essences10 products
bath oil/salts/soak8 products
foundation6 products
concealer6 products
detangler6 products
baby lotion5 products
toners/astringents5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
baby soap4 products
4 products
baby shampoo4 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
makeup remover3 products
eye shadow3 products
around-eye cream3 products
recreational sunscreen3 products
hair spray3 products
beard care3 products
CC cream2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
baby oil2 products
body spray2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
lipstick1 products
blush1 products
nail treatment1 products
oil controller1 products
anti-aging1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
baby wipes1 products
brow liner1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
sunless tanning1 products
after sun product1 products
makeup primer1 products
mascara1 products
bubble bath1 products
body firming lotion1 products
shaving cream1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
7674 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
  • 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.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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