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LANOLIN

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_MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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lip balm117 products
lipstick78 products
brow liner43 products
foundation32 products
diaper cream29 products
concealer27 products
eye liner24 products
hair styling aide19 products
conditioner19 products
lip balm with SPF18 products
moisturizer17 products
beard care16 products
lip gloss16 products
blush14 products
styling gel/lotion13 products
lip liner13 products
hair treatment/serum11 products
shaving cream (men's)9 products
foot moisturizer8 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
mask6 products
facial moisturizer/treatment6 products
shaving cream4 products
hand cream4 products
facial powder4 products
eye shadow4 products
depilatory4 products
bar soap3 products
baby lotion2 products
tanning oil2 products
body firming lotion2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
shampoo1 products
body oil1 products
bubble bath1 products
makeup primer1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
hair spray1 products
makeup remover1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
mascara1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
beard oil1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
One or more human case studies show possible any or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of immune system toxicity or allergiesNational Library of Medicine HazMap

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
593 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment 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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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

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

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

  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • 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). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • 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.

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