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Data: Limited

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

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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bath oil/salts/soak89 products
foundation48 products
toothpaste36 products
mask31 products
body wash/cleanser28 products
recreational sunscreen27 products
serums & essences22 products
tooth whitening21 products
antiperspirant/deodorant18 products
facial moisturizer/treatment15 products
lip balm with SPF15 products
baby sunscreen14 products
concealer13 products
bar soap11 products
facial cleanser11 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)10 products
hair color and bleaching10 products
moisturizer9 products
daily use with SPF9 products
conditioner8 products
facial powder8 products
hair treatment/serum8 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
shampoo6 products
around-eye cream5 products
hair styling aide5 products
anti-aging4 products
lip balm4 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
toners/astringents2 products
hair spray2 products
makeup remover2 products
baby toothpaste2 products
liquid hand soap1 products
tanning oil1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
1 products
sunless tanning1 products
mascara1 products
makeup primer1 products
bubble bath1 products
body firming lotion1 products
blush1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
lip gloss1 products
eye liner1 products
hand cream1 products
CC cream1 products

Contamination concerns

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Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of sense organ toxicityHarvell, J, M. Bason and H. Maibach. Contact Urticaria and its Mechanisms. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 32(2): 103-112. 1994. (Table 2: Substances identified as capable of causing contact urticaria).

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
762 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

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

  • Harvell, J, M. Bason and H. Maibach. Contact Urticaria and its Mechanisms. Food Chemistry and Toxicology 32(2): 103-112. 1994. (Table 2: Substances identified as capable of causing contact urticaria).
  • 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.

About this Ingredient's Score Range

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