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Data: Limited

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Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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lipstick111 products
fragrance for women107 products
shampoo68 products
conditioner57 products
hair treatment/serum54 products
foundation53 products
hair spray43 products
moisturizer41 products
fragrance for men36 products
facial moisturizer/treatment28 products
hair styling aide28 products
body wash/cleanser25 products
styling gel/lotion21 products
lip gloss20 products
mask16 products
body spray16 products
lip balm15 products
hand cream15 products
sunless tanning14 products
bar soap12 products
facial cleanser12 products
antiperspirant/deodorant11 products
bath oil/salts/soak10 products
anti-aging10 products
liquid hand soap9 products
lip liner9 products
concealer8 products
body oil8 products
daily use with SPF8 products
serums & essences6 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
body firming lotion6 products
makeup primer5 products
5 products
lip plumper5 products
styling mousse/foam5 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
detangler4 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
body powder3 products
setting powder/spray2 products
makeup remover2 products
baby lotion2 products
around-eye cream2 products
toners/astringents2 products
shaving cream2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
facial powder2 products
after sun product1 products
beard cleanser1 products
beard care1 products
tanning oil1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
after shave1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
polish remover1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
nail treatment1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
bubble bath1 products


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Concern Reference
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards
Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyCosIng

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food


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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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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

Data Sources

  • SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at .
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • 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.

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