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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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lipstick100 products
mascara76 products
beach & sport sunscreen63 products
lip balm62 products
foundation60 products
lip balm with SPF47 products
lip liner40 products
concealer39 products
eye liner36 products
bronzer/highlighter34 products
brow liner22 products
baby sunscreen10 products
blush10 products
moisturizer9 products
facial moisturizer/treatment7 products
eye shadow7 products
facial cleanser5 products
body firming lotion4 products
makeup primer3 products
diaper cream3 products
BB cream2 products
foot moisturizer2 products
lip gloss2 products
bar soap2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
anti-aging2 products
around-eye cream2 products
moisturizer with SPF2 products
hair styling aide1 products
makeup with SPF1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
makeup remover1 products
hand cream1 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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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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