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Data: Limited

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  • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low) and Contamination concerns (high)


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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shampoo54 products
hair styling aide38 products
foundation37 products
hair spray35 products
hair treatment/serum31 products
conditioner27 products
mask24 products
styling gel/lotion23 products
daily use with SPF18 products
lipstick17 products
styling mousse/foam17 products
hair color and bleaching14 products
pore strips13 products
serums & essences12 products
facial moisturizer/treatment7 products
eye liner7 products
brow liner7 products
facial cleanser7 products
toners/astringents6 products
hand sanitizer6 products
recreational sunscreen6 products
body wash/cleanser6 products
detangler5 products
sunless tanning5 products
around-eye cream4 products
nail polish4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
shaving cream4 products
exfoliant/scrub4 products
setting powder/spray3 products
bronzer/highlighter2 products
BB cream2 products
anti-aging2 products
moisturizer2 products
baby sunscreen1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
facial powder1 products
CC cream1 products
glitter1 products
baby shampoo1 products
eyelash glue1 products
beard care1 products
nail glue1 products
foot moisturizer1 products

Contamination concerns

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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of sense organ Toxicity Information

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
1 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


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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

  • ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site.
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from, Oct 16, 2006.


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