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Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch

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Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low) and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

A HIGH-POLYMERIC CARBOHYDRATE MATERIAL PRIMARILY COMPOSED OF AMYLOPECTIN AND AMYLOSE. IT IS USUALLY DERIVED FROM CEREAL GRAINS SUCH AS CORN, WHEAT AND SORGHUM, AND FROM ROOTS AND TUBERS SUCH AS POTATOES AND TAPIOCA. IT INCLUDES STARCH WHICH HAS BEEN PREG, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH, ORYZA SATIVA STARCH, RICE STARCH, SAGO STARCH; SAGO STARCH; STARCH, CONVERTED; STARCH, PREGELATINIZED; WHEAT STARCH, UNMODIFIED, STARCH, ORYZA SATIVA, and STARCH, RICE

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Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch is a starch obtained from rice, Oryza sativa.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Contamination concerns

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Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Restrictions on impurities recommended by industry safety panelCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

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
30388 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
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

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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