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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 balm109 products
lipstick80 products
brow liner35 products
foundation31 products
blush30 products
concealer28 products
conditioner23 products
diaper cream21 products
lip balm with SPF21 products
eye liner20 products
lip gloss19 products
hair styling aide17 products
beard care14 products
styling gel/lotion13 products
moisturizer13 products
hair treatment/serum13 products
shaving cream (men's)9 products
body firming lotion8 products
bronzer/highlighter7 products
mask7 products
foot moisturizer7 products
facial moisturizer/treatment6 products
depilatory6 products
eye shadow4 products
facial powder4 products
bubble bath3 products
shaving cream3 products
tanning oil3 products
baby lotion3 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
mascara2 products
lip liner2 products
foot cleansing2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
cuticle treatment2 products
bar soap2 products
hair color and bleaching2 products
hand cream2 products
depilatory (men's)1 products
1 products
makeup remover1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
beard oil1 products
shampoo1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
makeup primer1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Lanolin is linked to contact dermatitis.Bailey Lee & Erin Warshaw 1900. Lanolin allergy: history, epidemiology, responsible allergens, and management. Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug 19(2), 63-72.
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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
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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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
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

  • Bailey Lee & Erin Warshaw 1900. Lanolin allergy: history, epidemiology, responsible allergens, and management. Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug 19(2), 63-72.
  • 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) 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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