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MENTHOL

Score:

Data: Fair

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  • Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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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lip balm23 products
mouthwash18 products
toothpaste17 products
shampoo15 products
lip balm with SPF12 products
conditioner10 products
facial cleanser9 products
mask9 products
body wash/cleanser8 products
facial moisturizer/treatment8 products
after shave8 products
lip plumper6 products
muscle/joint soreness6 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
moisturizer3 products
after sun product3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
beach & sport sunscreen3 products
vapor rubs3 products
beard oil2 products
shaving cream2 products
tooth whitening2 products
lip gloss2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
serums & essences1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
toners/astringents1 products
moisturizer with SPF1 products
around-eye cream1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
bar soap1 products
lipstick1 products
oil controller1 products
body oil1 products

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information availableFDA Everything Added to Food
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

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
2110 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

Data Sources

  • 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.

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