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NIACINAMIDE

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Data: Fair

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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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serums & essences131 products
facial moisturizer/treatment129 products
mask77 products
concealer72 products
foundation67 products
moisturizer with SPF65 products
shampoo36 products
around-eye cream28 products
conditioner26 products
moisturizer24 products
facial cleanser23 products
makeup primer17 products
toners/astringents16 products
CC cream12 products
anti-aging11 products
beach & sport sunscreen10 products
exfoliant/scrub8 products
makeup remover6 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
hair treatment/serum5 products
blush4 products
baby soap4 products
eye shadow4 products
body firming lotion3 products
BB cream3 products
hair styling aide3 products
baby shampoo3 products
mascara3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
after sun product3 products
facial powder3 products
baby lotion3 products
oil controller2 products
body spray2 products
hand cream2 products
makeup with SPF2 products
baby bubble bath2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
bar soap1 products
depilatory1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
after shave1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
beard care1 products

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
53042 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
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
Classified as a low human health priorityEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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

Data Sources

  • 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.

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