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IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)

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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation35 products
brow liner19 products
facial powder13 products
mascara10 products
conditioner8 products
shampoo7 products
moisturizer6 products
blush5 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
hair styling aide5 products
after sun product5 products
body firming lotion5 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
eye makeup remover3 products
facial cleanser3 products
around-eye cream2 products
mask2 products
hand cream2 products
toners/astringents2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
eye liner2 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
eye shadow2 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
anti-aging1 products
detangler1 products
serums & essences1 products
foot odor control1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
FORMALDEHYDE

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenFormaldehyde - Global Harmonized System (GHS)
Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceDe Groot AC 2010. Formaldehyde-releasers in cosmetics: relationship to formaldehyde contact allergy. Contact Dermatitis, 62: 2–17.
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Cancer

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Concern Reference
Cancer - limited evidenceIARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99.

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
The total content of formaldehyde in the finished cosmetic product must not exceed 0.2%Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products (SCCPNP) 2002. OPINION CONCERNING A CLARIFICATION ON THE FORMALDEHYDE AND PARA-FORMALDEHYDE ENTRY IN DIRECTIVE 76/768/EEC ON COSMETIC 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
18 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
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

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • Formaldehyde - Global Harmonized System (GHS)
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • De Groot AC 2010. Formaldehyde-releasers in cosmetics: relationship to formaldehyde contact allergy. Contact Dermatitis, 62: 2–17.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) 2008. Overall Evaluations of Carcinogenicity to Humans, as evaluated in IARC Monographs Volumes 1-99.
  • Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products (SCCPNP) 2002. OPINION CONCERNING A CLARIFICATION ON THE FORMALDEHYDE AND PARA-FORMALDEHYDE ENTRY IN DIRECTIVE 76/768/EEC ON COSMETIC PRODUCTS.
  • 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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