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Data: Limited

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  • Synonyms
  • 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/soak158 products
toothpaste51 products
foundation48 products
body wash/cleanser45 products
mask33 products
tooth whitening32 products
recreational sunscreen29 products
antiperspirant/deodorant27 products
serums & essences23 products
facial moisturizer/treatment18 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)16 products
baby sunscreen15 products
lip balm with SPF15 products
bar soap14 products
concealer14 products
facial cleanser12 products
moisturizer10 products
exfoliant/scrub10 products
hair color and bleaching10 products
daily use with SPF9 products
facial powder8 products
around-eye cream8 products
conditioner8 products
hair treatment/serum6 products
hair styling aide6 products
shampoo6 products
anti-aging4 products
lip balm4 products
toners/astringents3 products
hand cream3 products
eye liner3 products
styling gel/lotion3 products
makeup remover2 products
sunless tanning2 products
liquid hand soap2 products
baby toothpaste2 products
bubble bath2 products
nail treatment2 products
hair spray2 products
blush1 products
tanning oil1 products
1 products
body firming lotion1 products
bronzer/highlighter1 products
lip gloss1 products
styling mousse/foam1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
CC cream1 products
makeup primer1 products
mascara1 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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