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Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

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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, and VEEGUM

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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foundation239 products
mask125 products
moisturizer116 products
bronzer/highlighter68 products
brow liner59 products
facial moisturizer/treatment47 products
eye shadow28 products
eye liner28 products
facial cleanser28 products
daily use with SPF26 products
mascara22 products
exfoliant/scrub22 products
hand cream21 products
baby lotion20 products
concealer18 products
around-eye cream14 products
facial powder11 products
makeup primer10 products
shaving cream9 products
serums & essences9 products
blush9 products
body firming lotion7 products
anti-aging7 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
skin fading/lightener5 products
BB cream5 products
conditioner5 products
hair color and bleaching4 products
hair styling aide3 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
sunless tanning2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
toners/astringents2 products
liquid hand soap1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
foot cleansing1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
bar soap1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
lip liner1 products
makeup remover1 products
after shave1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
baby bubble bath1 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

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

Ecotoxicology

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

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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