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LECITHIN

Score:

Data: Good

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  • Synonyms
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources (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 LOW_MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation346 products
lipstick303 products
daily use with SPF154 products
moisturizer127 products
facial moisturizer/treatment126 products
serums & essences117 products
concealer65 products
eye liner62 products
mask59 products
brow liner59 products
recreational sunscreen57 products
facial cleanser52 products
lip gloss50 products
bronzer/highlighter46 products
mascara45 products
lip balm40 products
lip liner39 products
BB cream34 products
eye shadow31 products
body firming lotion30 products
exfoliant/scrub29 products
conditioner28 products
around-eye cream28 products
shampoo28 products
makeup primer24 products
facial powder19 products
hair treatment/serum19 products
blush18 products
body wash/cleanser16 products
hand cream13 products
anti-aging12 products
hair color and bleaching10 products
baby sunscreen10 products
10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant9 products
lip balm with SPF9 products
styling gel/lotion6 products
baby soap6 products
toners/astringents5 products
baby lotion5 products
baby shampoo5 products
foot moisturizer4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
makeup remover4 products
setting powder/spray4 products
body oil3 products
toothpaste3 products
sunless tanning3 products
diaper cream3 products
CC cream3 products
nail polish2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
detangler2 products
other eye makeup2 products
oil controller2 products
hair styling aide2 products
beard cleanser2 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
nail treatment1 products
depilatory1 products
after shave1 products
hair spray1 products
baby oil1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
bubble bath1 products
body spray1 products
mouthwash1 products
baby wipes1 products
foot cleansing1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
hand sanitizer1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
NITROSAMINES

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
One or more human case studies show possible immune and respiratory or allergenic effects90320-57-3

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Concern Reference
Treating female rats and rabbits with C. longa extracts inhibited reproduction.Effect of Curcuma longa (rhizomes) on fertility in experimental animals Planta medica 26(3), 225-7.

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
18085 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

  • 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.
  • 90320-57-3
  • Effect of Curcuma longa (rhizomes) on fertility in experimental animals Planta medica 26(3), 225-7.
  • 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.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity restrictions based on EWG review of company data.

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