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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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conditioner74 products
shampoo73 products
hair styling aide25 products
hair treatment/serum25 products
hair color and bleaching22 products
facial moisturizer/treatment20 products
styling gel/lotion11 products
mask10 products
around-eye cream10 products
body wash/cleanser9 products
serums & essences8 products
daily use with SPF7 products
moisturizer7 products
facial cleanser7 products
detangler5 products
hand cream4 products
anti-aging4 products
beard care3 products
mascara3 products
beard cleanser2 products
makeup primer2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
nail polish2 products
shaving cream2 products
baby shampoo1 products
brow liner1 products
BB cream1 products
beard oil1 products
1 products
baby lotion1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
hair spray1 products
nail glue1 products
nail treatment1 products
body firming lotion1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
foundation1 products

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Concern Reference
Treating female rats and rabbits with C. longa extracts inhibited reproduction.Effect of Curcuma longa (rhizomes) on fertility in experimental animals Planta medica 26(3), 225-7.

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
38 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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Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • Effect of Curcuma longa (rhizomes) on fertility in experimental animals Planta medica 26(3), 225-7.
  • 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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