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METHYLPARABEN

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (low), Endocrine disruption (moderate), and Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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foundation259 products
moisturizer198 products
eye shadow116 products
mascara96 products
eye liner89 products
body firming lotion78 products
lipstick78 products
concealer72 products
bronzer/highlighter69 products
daily use with SPF65 products
facial powder64 products
facial moisturizer/treatment56 products
hair styling aide56 products
facial cleanser55 products
brow liner53 products
conditioner48 products
styling gel/lotion41 products
hair color and bleaching38 products
serums & essences35 products
blush33 products
hand cream30 products
sunless tanning30 products
shampoo29 products
mask28 products
lip liner27 products
exfoliant/scrub26 products
recreational sunscreen26 products
anti-aging24 products
hair treatment/serum24 products
around-eye cream22 products
lip balm19 products
toners/astringents16 products
foot moisturizer14 products
lip gloss14 products
mouthwash14 products
makeup remover13 products
makeup primer11 products
pore strips10 products
styling mousse/foam9 products
shaving cream9 products
other eye makeup9 products
8 products
after sun product7 products
BB cream7 products
baby sunscreen7 products
eye makeup remover6 products
detangler6 products
setting powder/spray6 products
body wash/cleanser5 products
hair spray5 products
glitter5 products
baby lotion4 products
hair relaxer4 products
after shave3 products
diaper cream3 products
bubble bath3 products
lip balm with SPF2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
tanning oil2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
body oil2 products
damaged skin treatment2 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
fragrance for women1 products
oil controller1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
foot odor control1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
foot cleansing1 products
baby oil1 products
beard cleanser1 products

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
Human endocrine disruptor - strong evidenceEuropean Commission on Endocrine Disruption
Limited evidence of endocrine disruptionOpen scientific literature
One or more studies show weak endocrine disruptionEWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature

Biochemical or cellular level changes

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Concern Reference
Interferes with gene expresionOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Human immune toxicant or allergen - moderate evidenceOpen scientific literature
One or more human case studies show possible immune or allergenic effectsOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyOpen scientific literature
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
616 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
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

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • EU (European Union)- Strategy for Endocrine Disrupters 2007. Commision on endocrin disruption requested by the European Parliament in 1998.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EWG Assessment of Open Scientific Literature
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.

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