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HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE

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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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shampoo68 products
body wash/cleanser68 products
recreational sunscreen33 products
facial cleanser32 products
shaving cream27 products
liquid hand soap27 products
conditioner17 products
hand sanitizer14 products
mask14 products
hair treatment/serum10 products
exfoliant/scrub10 products
bath oil/salts/soak7 products
serums & essences7 products
around-eye cream6 products
toothpaste6 products
makeup primer6 products
baby sunscreen6 products
moisturizer5 products
hand cream4 products
eye shadow4 products
3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
bubble bath3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
hair styling aide3 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
sunless tanning2 products
body firming lotion2 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
lip gloss2 products
bar soap2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
body powder1 products
nail treatment1 products
facial powder1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
foot cleansing1 products
toners/astringents1 products
anti-aging1 products
tooth whitening1 products
beard cleanser1 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
2371 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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.

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