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Data: Robust

Honey

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● HONEY
● MEL

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


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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conditioner74 products
hair treatment/serum52 products
lipstick51 products
shampoo51 products
mask49 products
moisturizer44 products
bar soap40 products
facial moisturizer/treatment35 products
hair styling aide32 products
lip balm26 products
hand cream21 products
facial cleanser20 products
exfoliant/scrub18 products
serums & essences17 products
styling gel/lotion14 products
body wash/cleanser14 products
liquid hand soap12 products
bath oil/salts/soak12 products
styling mousse/foam8 products
detangler7 products
baby shampoo6 products
toners/astringents6 products
foundation4 products
baby lotion4 products
around-eye cream4 products
hair spray4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
baby soap3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
hand sanitizer2 products
mascara2 products
bubble bath2 products
body spray2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
body firming lotion2 products
makeup remover2 products
baby oil2 products
shaving cream2 products
eye shadow2 products
setting powder/spray2 products
blush2 products
anti-aging1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
after sun product1 products
makeup primer1 products
nail treatment1 products

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
7674 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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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