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Data: Good

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  • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low) 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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foundation500 products
lipstick354 products
daily use with SPF171 products
moisturizer156 products
facial moisturizer/treatment153 products
concealer133 products
mascara117 products
serums & essences99 products
brow liner85 products
eye liner79 products
lip liner76 products
recreational sunscreen75 products
eye shadow71 products
mask60 products
facial cleanser58 products
bronzer/highlighter56 products
lip gloss53 products
lip balm44 products
around-eye cream43 products
shampoo41 products
body firming lotion40 products
BB cream39 products
36 products
conditioner34 products
makeup primer30 products
blush28 products
facial powder27 products
exfoliant/scrub25 products
hair treatment/serum21 products
hand cream18 products
body wash/cleanser18 products
antiperspirant/deodorant16 products
hair color and bleaching14 products
baby sunscreen12 products
anti-aging11 products
lip balm with SPF10 products
toners/astringents9 products
body oil7 products
styling gel/lotion6 products
foot moisturizer6 products
baby lotion6 products
muscle/joint soreness5 products
sunless tanning5 products
makeup remover5 products
baby soap5 products
liquid hand soap4 products
baby shampoo4 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
toothpaste3 products
diaper cream3 products
CC cream3 products
hair styling aide3 products
setting powder/spray3 products
nail polish2 products
after shave2 products
after sun product2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
beard cleanser2 products
shaving cream1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
depilatory1 products
bar soap1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
hair spray1 products
baby oil1 products
detangler1 products
other eye makeup1 products
oil controller1 products
body spray1 products
mouthwash1 products
baby wipes1 products
tanning oil1 products
foot cleansing1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
beard care1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 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 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.


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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.

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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