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LECITHIN

Score:

Data: Good

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  • About the Chemical
  • 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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foundation253 products
lipstick249 products
moisturizer with SPF120 products
facial moisturizer/treatment97 products
serums & essences77 products
moisturizer68 products
concealer54 products
eye liner51 products
lip gloss50 products
brow liner43 products
beach & sport sunscreen40 products
mask37 products
bronzer/highlighter35 products
facial cleanser35 products
lip liner34 products
mascara34 products
BB cream26 products
lip balm24 products
eye shadow21 products
exfoliant/scrub21 products
makeup primer20 products
facial powder17 products
conditioner16 products
around-eye cream16 products
body firming lotion14 products
shampoo13 products
blush12 products
hair treatment/serum12 products
anti-aging11 products
body wash/cleanser10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
hair color and bleaching6 products
hand cream6 products
lip balm with SPF6 products
baby lotion6 products
baby soap5 products
toners/astringents4 products
liquid hand soap4 products
sunless tanning4 products
makeup remover4 products
baby sunscreen4 products
baby shampoo4 products
foot moisturizer3 products
toothpaste3 products
3 products
nail polish2 products
oil controller2 products
CC cream2 products
hair styling aide2 products
beard cleanser2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
nail treatment2 products
other eye makeup2 products
cuticle treatment1 products
depilatory1 products
baby wipes1 products
baby toothpaste1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
diaper cream1 products
baby oil1 products
bubble bath1 products
baby bubble bath1 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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