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Data: Limited

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● HYPERABSOLUTE LAVENDER; LAVANDER OIL; LAVENDER; LAVENDER ABSOLUTE; LAVENDER CONCRETE; LAVENDER OIL
● LAVANDULA (LAVENDER)
● LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) FLOWER
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER
● LAVANDULA FLOWER
● LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS
● LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER)
● LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS OIL
● LAVENDER
● LAVENDER (LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS CHAIX)
● LAVENDER ABSOLUTE (LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS CHAIX)
● LAVENDER ALCOHOL
● LAVENDER FLOWER
● LAVENDER FLOWERS OIL
● LAVENDER OIL (LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS CHAIX)
● OIL OF LAVENDER
● OILS, LAVENDER

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


An unspecified preparation of the lavender plant, Lavandula angustifolia.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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 gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
824 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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