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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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mascara168 products
conditioner107 products
serums & essences93 products
mask84 products
foundation71 products
facial moisturizer/treatment57 products
hair color and bleaching51 products
shaving cream44 products
hair treatment/serum39 products
hair styling aide39 products
shampoo33 products
moisturizer31 products
styling gel/lotion19 products
facial cleanser16 products
shaving cream (men's)13 products
body firming lotion13 products
body wash/cleanser13 products
exfoliant/scrub12 products
around-eye cream11 products
moisturizer with SPF10 products
brow liner10 products
facial powder10 products
liquid hand soap9 products
hand sanitizer9 products
eye liner8 products
makeup primer8 products
anti-aging7 products
toners/astringents7 products
hand cream6 products
antiperspirant/deodorant5 products
mouthwash5 products
5 products
toothpaste3 products
beach & sport sunscreen3 products
baby lotion3 products
diaper cream2 products
makeup remover2 products
BB cream2 products
beard care2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
detangler1 products
other eye makeup1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
after sun product1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
hair spray1 products
glitter1 products
foot cleansing1 products
sunless tanning1 products
oil controller1 products
after shave1 products
concealer1 products
bar soap1 products
damaged skin treatment1 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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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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