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Data: Good

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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)


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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lip balm342 products
moisturizer321 products
lip gloss319 products
eye shadow203 products
lipstick165 products
antiperspirant/deodorant156 products
foundation125 products
bronzer/highlighter107 products
eye liner96 products
hair color and bleaching92 products
facial moisturizer/treatment79 products
conditioner70 products
hair treatment/serum61 products
concealer58 products
hair styling aide58 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)51 products
recreational sunscreen48 products
facial powder46 products
styling gel/lotion38 products
body firming lotion38 products
hand cream37 products
body oil34 products
mask34 products
lip plumper34 products
diaper cream32 products
blush32 products
baby oil31 products
brow liner26 products
exfoliant/scrub24 products
baby lotion23 products
body wash/cleanser23 products
lip balm with SPF23 products
foot moisturizer20 products
sunless tanning20 products
tanning oil19 products
makeup remover15 products
bar soap14 products
glitter14 products
facial cleanser13 products
depilatory11 products
hair removal waxes11 products
hair spray11 products
shaving cream10 products
after sun product10 products
mascara10 products
skin fading/lightener9 products
9 products
damaged skin treatment8 products
bath oil/salts/soak7 products
eye makeup remover7 products
anti-aging7 products
hair relaxer7 products
around-eye cream6 products
baby sunscreen6 products
daily use with SPF4 products
cuticle treatment4 products
lip liner4 products
makeup primer4 products
bubble bath4 products
oil controller3 products
baby soap3 products
styling mousse/foam3 products
body spray3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
BB cream3 products
foot odor control3 products
nail treatment2 products
after shave2 products
shampoo2 products
hair-loss treatment2 products
foot cleansing2 products
tooth whitening2 products
serums & essences2 products
pore strips2 products
beard care2 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
toners/astringents1 products
detangler1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
body art1 products
toothpaste1 products
fragrance for women1 products
mouthwash1 products
beard oil1 products


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Concern Reference
Human immune and respiratory toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceAssociation of Occupational and Environmental Clinics
Possible human immune system toxicant or allergenNational Library of Medicine HazMap

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List


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Concern Reference
Cancer - limited Toxicity Information

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
4094 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data Sources

  • AOEC (Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics). 2009. AEOC exposures codes and asthmagen designation.
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data.
  • 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

  • This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.


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