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MICA

Score:

Data: Fair

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation (high) and Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (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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lipstick1190 products
eye shadow1056 products
foundation649 products
bronzer/highlighter508 products
blush368 products
lip gloss355 products
eye liner332 products
concealer249 products
nail polish227 products
lip liner198 products
brow liner168 products
moisturizer with SPF155 products
facial powder140 products
lip balm85 products
mascara52 products
makeup primer44 products
BB cream39 products
beach & sport sunscreen38 products
serums & essences36 products
facial moisturizer/treatment30 products
hair color and bleaching27 products
shampoo26 products
lip balm with SPF25 products
around-eye cream24 products
other eye makeup23 products
CC cream22 products
mask20 products
bath oil/salts/soak15 products
bar soap14 products
toothpaste11 products
facial cleanser10 products
glitter10 products
moisturizer9 products
lip plumper9 products
body oil7 products
anti-aging7 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
hair styling aide4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
oil controller3 products
baby sunscreen3 products
conditioner3 products
makeup with SPF3 products
body powder2 products
shaving cream2 products
nail treatment1 products
fragrance for women1 products
sunless tanning1 products
baby oil1 products
fragrance for men1 products
eyelash glue1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
hair spray1 products
toners/astringents1 products
baby shampoo1 products
tooth whitening1 products

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humansNational Library of Medicine HazMap
Persistent, bioaccumulative in wildlifeNational Library of Medicine HazMap
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of gastrointestinal or liver toxicityDossing, 1995
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
4098 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

Informational

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Concern Reference
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmeticsFDA Color Additive Status
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color Additives - Exempt from Batch Certification by the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationCTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook

Data Sources

  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2006. HazMap — Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • Dossing, 1995
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
  • CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.

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