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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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shampoo119 products
mouthwash99 products
conditioner85 products
facial cleanser77 products
body wash/cleanser46 products
hair treatment/serum42 products
lip balm40 products
exfoliant/scrub39 products
toothpaste38 products
lip plumper31 products
after shave29 products
mask28 products
moisturizer22 products
lip gloss21 products
muscle/joint soreness21 products
body firming lotion21 products
foot moisturizer19 products
after sun product18 products
shaving cream18 products
lip balm with SPF15 products
bath oil/salts/soak14 products
recreational sunscreen13 products
toners/astringents11 products
pore strips11 products
tooth whitening11 products
body powder9 products
foot cleansing9 products
shaving cream (men's)9 products
facial moisturizer/treatment8 products
beard oil5 products
foot odor control5 products
vapor rubs5 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
lipstick3 products
bar soap3 products
hair-loss treatment3 products
makeup primer3 products
foundation3 products
daily use with SPF3 products
beard care2 products
body spray2 products
body oil2 products
detangler2 products
bubble bath1 products
eye shadow1 products
hair styling aide1 products
1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
serums & essences1 products
beard cleanser1 products
fragrance for men1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)1 products
makeup remover1 products
facial powder1 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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