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Data: Good

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  • Multiple, additive exposure sources (high) and Contamination concerns (high)


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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lipstick191 products
foundation107 products
moisturizer with SPF97 products
facial moisturizer/treatment82 products
serums & essences66 products
moisturizer64 products
beach & sport sunscreen62 products
lip gloss38 products
brow liner34 products
concealer31 products
mask27 products
lip liner27 products
facial cleanser26 products
eye liner23 products
bronzer/highlighter18 products
conditioner17 products
lip balm16 products
exfoliant/scrub16 products
mascara16 products
BB cream16 products
around-eye cream13 products
eye shadow13 products
shampoo11 products
antiperspirant/deodorant10 products
anti-aging9 products
makeup primer9 products
body wash/cleanser8 products
facial powder7 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
hand cream7 products
lip balm with SPF7 products
body firming lotion6 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
baby lotion5 products
CC cream5 products
blush5 products
sunless tanning5 products
baby soap5 products
liquid hand soap4 products
makeup remover4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
baby shampoo4 products
toothpaste3 products
oil controller2 products
other eye makeup1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
hair styling aide1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
lip plumper1 products
nail treatment1 products
baby oil1 products
diaper cream1 products
after shave1 products
depilatory1 products
baby wipes1 products

Contamination concerns

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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


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Concern Reference
One or more human case studies show possible immune and respiratory or allergenic effectsAssociation of Occupational and Environmental Clinics

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Concern Reference
One or more animal studies show female reproductive system effects at high dosesEffect of Curcuma longa (rhizomes) on fertility in experimental animals Planta medica 26(3), 225-7.


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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.
  • AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
  • 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.


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