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MENTHOL

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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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mouthwash40 products
shampoo39 products
lip balm37 products
conditioner29 products
facial cleanser26 products
toothpaste21 products
lip balm with SPF18 products
mask18 products
body wash/cleanser17 products
after shave14 products
exfoliant/scrub11 products
hair treatment/serum10 products
after sun product9 products
facial moisturizer/treatment8 products
lip plumper7 products
muscle/joint soreness7 products
beach & sport sunscreen6 products
shaving cream5 products
body firming lotion5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant5 products
moisturizer4 products
shaving cream (men's)4 products
foot moisturizer4 products
lip gloss4 products
vapor rubs4 products
pore strips4 products
toners/astringents3 products
moisturizer with SPF3 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
tooth whitening2 products
foot cleansing2 products
beard oil2 products
around-eye cream1 products
fragrance for men1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
bar soap1 products
makeup primer1 products
Facial Sun Care1 products
lipstick1 products
makeup remover1 products
oil controller1 products
detangler1 products
serums & essences1 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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