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Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer34 products
shampoo27 products
baby lotion18 products
body wash/cleanser16 products
conditioner14 products
facial moisturizer/treatment13 products
11 products
hand cream9 products
body spray9 products
facial cleanser8 products
antiperspirant/deodorant8 products
baby wipes7 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
recreational sunscreen5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
blush4 products
serums & essences4 products
after sun product3 products
bubble bath3 products
around-eye cream3 products
liquid hand soap3 products
mascara3 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
anti-aging2 products
toners/astringents2 products
makeup remover2 products
diaper cream2 products
mask1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
bar soap1 products
hair spray1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products
facial powder1 products
body firming lotion1 products
shaving cream1 products


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Concern Reference
Not likely to be carcinogenic in humansauthor communication

Data gaps

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


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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment 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

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

Data Sources

  • author communication
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • 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.


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