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Data: Limited

Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Oil

Other Concerns

Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

SYNONYMS

● CUBEBA OIL
● LISTEA CUBEBA OIL; LITSEA CUBEBA; LITSEA CUBEBA OIL
● LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) ESSENTIAL OIL
● LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
● LITSEA CUBEBA ESSENTIAL OIL
● LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL
● LITSEA CUBEBA OIL
● MAY CHANG ESSENTIAL OIL
● MAY CHANG OIL
● OILS, LITSEA CUBEBA

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil is a volatile oil obtained from the berries of Litsea cubeba.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
36 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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