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HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE

Score:

Data: Fair

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Cancer

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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mascara123 products
mask122 products
conditioner72 products
foundation70 products
serums & essences69 products
facial moisturizer/treatment45 products
hair color and bleaching44 products
moisturizer25 products
shaving cream22 products
shampoo22 products
hair treatment/serum21 products
hair styling aide16 products
styling gel/lotion15 products
shaving cream (men's)11 products
facial powder10 products
around-eye cream9 products
liquid hand soap9 products
facial cleanser8 products
makeup primer7 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
eye liner7 products
moisturizer with SPF7 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
hand sanitizer6 products
anti-aging5 products
brow liner5 products
toners/astringents4 products
baby lotion4 products
3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
body firming lotion3 products
beach & sport sunscreen3 products
foot moisturizer2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
makeup remover2 products
hand cream2 products
mouthwash2 products
baby soap1 products
sunless tanning1 products
oil controller1 products
concealer1 products
diaper cream1 products
glitter1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
toothpaste1 products
baby shampoo1 products
other eye makeup1 products
eye shadow1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
BB cream1 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
2627 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Informational

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Concern Reference
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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Concern Reference
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. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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