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Maltodextrin

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SYNONYMS

MALTODEXTRIN

Maltodextrin is a saccharide material obtained by hydrolysis of starch.

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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facial moisturizer/treatment99 products
antiperspirant/deodorant72 products
mask69 products
bath oil/salts/soak64 products
shampoo63 products
moisturizer55 products
serums & essences51 products
facial cleanser44 products
body wash/cleanser39 products
daily use with SPF37 products
conditioner37 products
exfoliant/scrub29 products
CC cream29 products
foundation28 products
recreational sunscreen27 products
concealer22 products
around-eye cream20 products
eye shadow19 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)17 products
toners/astringents16 products
makeup primer15 products
blush14 products
hair treatment/serum14 products
bar soap14 products
hand cream13 products
BB cream12 products
hair styling aide11 products
setting powder/spray11 products
lip balm10 products
liquid hand soap10 products
bronzer/highlighter9 products
shaving cream (men's)9 products
baby lotion9 products
bubble bath8 products
baby shampoo8 products
baby soap8 products
eye liner8 products
anti-aging7 products
makeup remover7 products
toothpaste6 products
hair-loss treatment6 products
facial powder6 products
lipstick5 products
hair spray5 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
brow liner4 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
body firming lotion4 products
body powder3 products
hand sanitizer3 products
3 products
shaving cream3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
detangler3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
after sun product2 products
lip gloss2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
baby wipes2 products
lip plumper2 products
oil controller2 products
baby toothpaste1 products
beard care1 products
sunless tanning1 products
tooth whitening1 products
mouthwash1 products
beard cleanser1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
foot odor control1 products
after shave1 products
body spray1 products
mascara1 products

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
1259 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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