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MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL

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Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Endocrine disruption (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer41 products
toothpaste35 products
facial cleanser34 products
shampoo32 products
antiperspirant/deodorant30 products
conditioner30 products
facial moisturizer/treatment28 products
beach & sport sunscreen17 products
toners/astringents16 products
mouthwash15 products
body wash/cleanser14 products
bar soap13 products
mask13 products
exfoliant/scrub11 products
serums & essences10 products
foot moisturizer7 products
diaper cream6 products
moisturizer with SPF6 products
liquid hand soap5 products
body oil5 products
baby lotion4 products
hand sanitizer4 products
lip balm4 products
lip balm with SPF4 products
lip gloss4 products
after shave3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
beard oil3 products
makeup primer3 products
hand cream2 products
around-eye cream2 products
sunless tanning2 products
makeup remover2 products
foot cleansing2 products
fragrance for women2 products
after sun product2 products
hair styling aide2 products
tooth whitening1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
baby soap1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
body spray1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
foundation1 products
hair relaxer1 products
fragrance for men1 products
detangler1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
foot odor control1 products
nail treatment1 products
hair spray1 products
vapor rubs1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
facial powder1 products

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of any disruptionHenley et al 2007 Prepubertal gynecomastia linked to lavender and tea tree oils. N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb 1;356(5):479-85.

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesPirker C et al 2003. Sensitization to tea tree oil in Germany and Austria. A multicenter study of the German Contact Dermatitis Group. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2003 Aug;1(8):629-34.

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
570 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

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

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

Data Sources

  • Henley et al 2007 Prepubertal gynecomastia linked to lavender and tea tree oils. N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb 1;356(5):479-85.
  • Pirker C et al 2003. Sensitization to tea tree oil in Germany and Austria. A multicenter study of the German Contact Dermatitis Group. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 2003 Aug;1(8):629-34.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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