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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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lipstick2485 products
eye shadow2071 products
foundation1640 products
bronzer/highlighter962 products
lip gloss938 products
eye liner848 products
blush738 products
concealer698 products
brow liner491 products
lip liner428 products
nail polish398 products
facial powder370 products
lip balm203 products
mascara159 products
daily use with SPF156 products
bath oil/salts/soak145 products
shampoo141 products
makeup primer141 products
setting powder/spray115 products
facial moisturizer/treatment114 products
hair color and bleaching103 products
mask101 products
around-eye cream89 products
recreational sunscreen85 products
lip plumper79 products
bar soap77 products
toothpaste72 products
body wash/cleanser71 products
BB cream66 products
exfoliant/scrub62 products
CC cream62 products
moisturizer59 products
serums & essences54 products
54 products
facial cleanser41 products
glitter40 products
conditioner35 products
lip balm with SPF33 products
hair styling aide33 products
body oil19 products
sunless tanning16 products
styling gel/lotion15 products
hair treatment/serum13 products
anti-aging10 products
body spray10 products
tooth whitening8 products
body firming lotion8 products
bubble bath7 products
baby sunscreen7 products
toners/astringents5 products
fragrance for women5 products
oil controller4 products
hair spray4 products
liquid hand soap3 products
skin fading/lightener3 products
other eye makeup3 products
makeup remover3 products
shaving cream3 products
damaged skin treatment3 products
detangler3 products
body powder2 products
hand cream2 products
styling mousse/foam2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
body art2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant2 products
mouthwash1 products
baby oil1 products
hair removal waxes1 products
after sun product1 products
nail treatment1 products
tanning oil1 products
hand sanitizer1 products
baby shampoo1 products
fragrance for men1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
baby lotion1 products
nail glue1 products
beard care1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
baby soap1 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 toxicityScorecard.org Toxicity Information
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

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 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

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.
  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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