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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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mascara272 products
conditioner165 products
mask158 products
foundation119 products
serums & essences110 products
facial moisturizer/treatment78 products
hair styling aide73 products
hair treatment/serum72 products
hair color and bleaching71 products
shaving cream63 products
moisturizer53 products
shampoo47 products
styling gel/lotion39 products
facial cleanser35 products
exfoliant/scrub25 products
body firming lotion22 products
body wash/cleanser19 products
liquid hand soap18 products
hand cream17 products
shaving cream (men's)16 products
brow liner16 products
around-eye cream15 products
daily use with SPF14 products
eye liner13 products
11 products
concealer9 products
facial powder9 products
anti-aging9 products
toners/astringents8 products
makeup primer8 products
hand sanitizer8 products
BB cream8 products
detangler8 products
foot cleansing7 products
recreational sunscreen7 products
toothpaste5 products
styling mousse/foam5 products
makeup remover5 products
glitter5 products
mouthwash4 products
baby lotion4 products
beard care3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
other eye makeup2 products
after sun product2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
skin fading/lightener2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
nail treatment2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
hair spray2 products
bubble bath1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
bar soap1 products
diaper cream1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
foot odor control1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
baby soap1 products
sunless tanning1 products
oil controller1 products
after shave1 products
body oil1 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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