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MENTHOL

Score:

Data: Fair

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  • Multiple, additive exposure sources (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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shampoo133 products
mouthwash111 products
conditioner94 products
facial cleanser84 products
body wash/cleanser54 products
lip balm53 products
hair treatment/serum45 products
exfoliant/scrub39 products
toothpaste36 products
mask34 products
lip plumper32 products
after shave30 products
moisturizer29 products
muscle/joint soreness25 products
shaving cream24 products
lip gloss22 products
foot moisturizer17 products
bath oil/salts/soak17 products
after sun product17 products
shaving cream (men's)13 products
body firming lotion13 products
toners/astringents13 products
tooth whitening12 products
body powder11 products
facial moisturizer/treatment11 products
pore strips10 products
lip balm with SPF10 products
hair-loss treatment10 products
foot cleansing10 products
facial powder9 products
foundation9 products
lipstick8 products
styling gel/lotion7 products
foot odor control7 products
bar soap5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
body oil4 products
makeup primer4 products
bubble bath4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
beard oil4 products
daily use with SPF3 products
vapor rubs3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)3 products
makeup remover3 products
hair removal waxes2 products
body spray2 products
detangler2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
beard care2 products
serums & essences2 products
2 products
hair styling aide1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
beard cleanser1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
hair spray1 products
baby wipes1 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 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
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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