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Mannitol

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SYNONYMS

MANNA SUGAR and MANNITOL

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Mannitol is a hexahydric alcohol.

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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nail polish27 products
facial cleanser21 products
facial moisturizer/treatment18 products
exfoliant/scrub15 products
moisturizer10 products
foundation9 products
serums & essences9 products
makeup remover9 products
mask8 products
around-eye cream5 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
daily use with SPF4 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
toothpaste3 products
body firming lotion2 products
lip gloss2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
sunless tanning1 products
shampoo1 products
anti-aging1 products
bar soap1 products
toners/astringents1 products
foot cleansing1 products
body oil1 products
after sun product1 products
depilatory1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
makeup primer1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products

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
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
18660 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

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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