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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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mascara286 products
mask200 products
conditioner193 products
serums & essences135 products
foundation125 products
hair treatment/serum103 products
hair styling aide79 products
moisturizer77 products
facial moisturizer/treatment74 products
hair color and bleaching69 products
shaving cream66 products
styling gel/lotion40 products
shampoo39 products
facial cleanser38 products
shaving cream (men's)28 products
exfoliant/scrub25 products
liquid hand soap24 products
around-eye cream23 products
body wash/cleanser22 products
brow liner22 products
eye liner18 products
hand cream17 products
daily use with SPF15 products
antiperspirant/deodorant13 products
concealer10 products
toners/astringents10 products
facial powder10 products
anti-aging9 products
detangler9 products
9 products
makeup primer8 products
foot cleansing7 products
body firming lotion6 products
BB cream6 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
hand sanitizer6 products
glitter6 products
baby lotion5 products
other eye makeup5 products
makeup remover5 products
hair-loss treatment5 products
foot moisturizer4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)4 products
bronzer/highlighter3 products
toothpaste3 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
beard care3 products
after shave3 products
mouthwash3 products
after sun product2 products
eye makeup remover2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
nail treatment2 products
beard cleanser2 products
bar soap2 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
body oil1 products
hair spray1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
oil controller1 products
pore strips1 products
lip plumper1 products
sunless tanning1 products
baby soap1 products
bubble bath1 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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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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