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MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE

Score:

Data: Good

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Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Products with this Ingredient

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beach & sport sunscreen46 products
exfoliant/scrub16 products
facial moisturizer/treatment13 products
moisturizer with SPF12 products
mascara10 products
foundation10 products
mask8 products
eye shadow8 products
serums & essences8 products
bronzer/highlighter8 products
facial cleanser7 products
baby sunscreen7 products
toothpaste5 products
blush4 products
baby lotion3 products
eye liner3 products
shampoo3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
lip balm2 products
body wash/cleanser2 products
makeup primer2 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
brow liner1 products
tooth whitening1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
anti-aging1 products
moisturizer1 products
baby wipes1 products
detangler1 products
glitter1 products
conditioner1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Human immune and respiratory toxicant or allergen - strong evidence9004-34-6

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
23160 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

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • 9004-34-6
  • 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.

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