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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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lipstick162 products
brow liner57 products
eye liner44 products
lip balm38 products
lip liner25 products
concealer25 products
mascara23 products
lip gloss21 products
exfoliant/scrub17 products
facial moisturizer/treatment16 products
moisturizer15 products
shaving cream13 products
serums & essences13 products
lip balm with SPF12 products
around-eye cream12 products
hair styling aide10 products
hair treatment/serum9 products
bronzer/highlighter8 products
blush8 products
conditioner7 products
mask7 products
hand cream7 products
diaper cream6 products
bar soap6 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
shampoo5 products
body firming lotion5 products
baby lotion5 products
lip plumper4 products
eye shadow4 products
makeup primer3 products
anti-aging2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
2 products
daily use with SPF2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
detangler1 products
baby oil1 products
facial cleanser1 products
vapor rubs1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
glitter1 products
body oil1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
foundation1 products
makeup remover1 products

Data gaps

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


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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List


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

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

Data Sources

  • 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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