Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high) and Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
SYNONYMSMELISSA (MELISSA OFFICINALIS), MELISSA OFFICINALIS, and MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM)
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
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|Violation of industry recommendations - Unsafe for use in cosmetics||International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|212 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- 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.
- 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.
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