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PALMITIC ACID

Score:

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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mascara121 products
lipstick99 products
shaving cream70 products
facial moisturizer/treatment69 products
lip gloss39 products
body wash/cleanser37 products
facial cleanser37 products
daily use with SPF35 products
concealer33 products
moisturizer29 products
foundation27 products
shaving cream (men's)25 products
around-eye cream22 products
mask20 products
recreational sunscreen20 products
eye liner19 products
body firming lotion17 products
brow liner14 products
bar soap12 products
eye shadow12 products
BB cream11 products
serums & essences11 products
exfoliant/scrub9 products
9 products
anti-aging8 products
makeup primer8 products
hair styling aide8 products
hand cream7 products
blush7 products
after shave5 products
conditioner5 products
CC cream5 products
lip balm5 products
lip liner5 products
baby sunscreen4 products
bath oil/salts/soak4 products
bronzer/highlighter4 products
hair treatment/serum3 products
shampoo3 products
toners/astringents2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
sunless tanning2 products
baby lotion2 products
lip plumper1 products
liquid hand soap1 products
foot cleansing1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
oil controller1 products
body art1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

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
8776 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Cancer

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Concern Reference
Not likely to be carcinogenic in humansauthor communication

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

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