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Data: Limited

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Other Concerns

Endocrine disruption (moderate)

SYNONYMS

FRENCH LAVENDER FLOWER ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) AROMATIC OIL, LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) FLOWER OIL, LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) HYDROSOL, LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) OIL, LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) OIL EXTRACT, LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) SPIKE, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (FRENCH LAVENDER) FLOWER ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (FRENCH LAVENDER) FLOWER OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA OIL, LAVANDULA AROMATIC OIL, LAVANDULA FLOWER OIL, LAVANDULA HYDROSOL, LAVANDULA MAILETTE (LAVENDER MAILETTE) ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVANDULA MAILETTE (LAVENDER MAILETTE) OIL, LAVANDULA MAILETTE (WILD LAVENDER) OIL, LAVANDULA MAILETTE ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVANDULA MAILETTE OIL, LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) FLOWER OIL., LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) OIL, LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVANDULA OIL EXTRACT, LAVANDULA SPICA HERB OIL, LAVANDULA SPICA OIL, LAVANDULA SPIKE, LAVENDER AROMATIC OIL, LAVENDER DISTILLATE, LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVENDER FLOWER OIL, LAVENDER HYDROSOL, LAVENDER MAILETTE ESSENTIAL OIL, LAVENDER OIL, LAVENDER OIL *, LAVENDER OIL EXTRACT, LAVENDER SPIKE, LAVENDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) DISTILLATE, LAVENDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA DISTILLATE, SPIKE LAVENDER OIL (LAVANDULA SPP.), and WILD LAVENDER OIL

A volatile oil obtained from Lavendula officinalis, a common medicinal plant; can act as an allergen.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more studies show significant any disruptionOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any disruptionOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
Associated with immunotoxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

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

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
383 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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