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Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

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Other Concerns

Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

SYNONYMS

● ALUMINIUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE(2:1:2)
● ALUMINUM MAGNESIUM SALT SILICIC ACID
● ALUMINUM MAGNESIUM SILICATE
● ALUMINUM MAGNESIUM SILICON OXIDE
● MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
● SILICIC ACID, ALUMINUM MAGNESIUM SALT
● VEEGUM

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


Magnesium Aluminum Silicate is a complex silicate refined from naturally occurring minerals.

Common concerns

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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foundation161 products
mask97 products
moisturizer90 products
brow liner62 products
bronzer/highlighter56 products
facial moisturizer/treatment47 products
daily use with SPF31 products
concealer26 products
exfoliant/scrub22 products
eye shadow22 products
eye liner18 products
around-eye cream17 products
mascara17 products
facial cleanser15 products
hand cream14 products
baby lotion13 products
makeup primer12 products
recreational sunscreen12 products
serums & essences10 products
anti-aging10 products
shaving cream9 products
blush9 products
shampoo5 products
facial powder5 products
BB cream4 products
skin fading/lightener4 products
conditioner3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
toothpaste3 products
after shave3 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
baby sunscreen2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
fragrance for women2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
hand sanitizer1 products
bar soap1 products
1 products
lipstick1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
lip liner1 products
hair styling aide1 products
body firming lotion1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
sunless tanning1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
tanning oil1 products
makeup remover1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information
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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
108 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

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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