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PARAFFIN

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Data: Fair

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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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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lipstick256 products
mascara166 products
foundation91 products
lip balm90 products
lip liner78 products
eye liner72 products
concealer55 products
brow liner38 products
bronzer/highlighter37 products
eye shadow23 products
beach & sport sunscreen20 products
lip balm with SPF14 products
moisturizer12 products
facial moisturizer/treatment12 products
diaper cream9 products
blush9 products
styling gel/lotion8 products
makeup primer8 products
facial cleanser6 products
other eye makeup6 products
lip gloss5 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
body firming lotion3 products
foot moisturizer3 products
around-eye cream3 products
hair styling aide3 products
baby sunscreen3 products
anti-aging2 products
hand cream2 products
2 products
bar soap2 products
conditioner2 products
makeup remover2 products
hair relaxer1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
detangler1 products
shampoo1 products

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment 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
46954 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 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

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.
  • 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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